"Torn-to-Pieces" Series in progress
Whereas much of my previous work was derived from personal experiences and informed through my educational foundation of aesthetic choices, this series, comes from a darker place -
Work in Progress
My most recently completed series of work was titled “The Jawless Series”, and was completed prior to my signing on to the Shanghai Disneyland project. Even though I had a full-time job, I was motivated to create this series because I was given an opportunity for a “one-person show” at the Mor York Gallery in Highland Park, CA. Having a definitive date on the calendar for the opening forced me to schedule regular studio time in-and-around my Disney job.
In some of my earlier exploration, my inspiration was derived from my background in the sciences, particularly biology, utilizing anatomy, and the aesthetics of organic shapes associated with it, to create my sculpture I loved the cut-away illustrations from anatomy textbooks, where you could get a real sense of the layers of details associated with the human body.
Once I decided to begin exploring glass as a medium for my art, I had to deal with the limitations of what I could actually produce in my studio. Although I had a fondness for “hot glass”, I did not have the proper equipment to consider it. Therefore, cold-glass presented a challenge that I decided to pursue. It also altered my aesthetic options to my geometric forms - a complete departure from the organic pieces of the past.
Throughout my artistic explorations, I have always enjoyed the challenge of combing dissimilar materials - Wood and metal, glass and plastic, fabric and fiberglass, etc. The Microscope Slide series incorporates very organic components with rigid vertical slabs of glass. The inspiration being my days in Biology looking through a microscope at tiny particles on a slide. Series, Includes - Microscope Slide Series, Kim & Kevin, Red Rods, Table Top, recent - Jawless Series and current - “Torn-to-Pieces” Series.