Work1 Title: Cloud Cluster Year: 2016 Materials: fabric-wood-wax-mixed media Dimensions: H 39.5 inche W 33 inches D 24 inches
Work2 Title: Brain Year: 2007 Materials: wood-oil paint-gold leaf Dimensions: H 18 inches W 18 inches D 6 inches
Work3 Title: Pelvis Year: 2007 Materials: wood-oil paint-aluminum leaf Dimensions: H 19 inches W 13.5 inche D 3.25 inche
Work4 Title: Cairo Year: 1999 Materials: wood-oil paint Dimensions: H 70 inches W 26 inches D 8 inches
Work5 Title: Yellow Critter Year: 2000 Materials: wood-oil paint Dimensions: H 29 inches W 12 inches D 3 inches
My work explores many areas of the human condition. As a dream inspired artist I see myself as a facilitator and recorder of subconscious imagery that emerges surprisingly and without warning. These images have taken me to psychological- cultural and historic arenas.
Personal events also contribute to the emergence and development of sculptures. I have developed a number of images as seen in series. Impermanence is a group I have created which incorporates the iconic crucifix with anatomical attributions.
The Ex Votive Series initiated by a seminal dream, developed to include more than 20 pieces. It addresses religious rituals enacted by people in an effort to communicate with a higher force to ask for a healing or to give thanks for a successful outcome.
The tradition of offering Ex-Votos has been practiced for thousands of years across the globe. It was initially practiced in Greece and was introduced to Italy. Today it continues in South America and Europe.
My recent piece titled “Cloud Cluster” 2016, is an 18 month effort which allowed me to incorporated a new method of working using fabric and wax for the first time.
2012 Home Coming, The Sculptors Guild, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Archetypes: Personal & Universal, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
2005 Dream Catch, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
2004 The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ [Two Artists]
2002 Dream Streams & Ex Votives, Edison College, Fort Myers, Fl. [Review-Photo]
The Responsibility of Dreams, Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Hagerstown, Md. catalogue [Review, Photos]
Exploring Tradition: Ex Votives, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY [Review-Photo]
2001 Dream Works, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
Spirit Messengers, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
2000 Spirit Messengers, Washington Square Windows, New York University, New York, NY
Dream Works, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Recent Sculpture, Elgin College, Elgin, Illinois, catalogue-photos [Review-Photos]
Spirit Messengers, The Kentuck Museum of Art, Northport, Alabama, [Photos-Catalogue] [Review-Photo]
1998 Sculpture Installation, Rhode Island School of Design, Market House Gallery, Providence, RI
1997 Augury, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Myth & Symbol In Wood, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
A Language of Totems, Broadway Windows, New York University, New York, NY
1992 Sculpture On The Wall, In Celebration of Columbus, John Jay College, New York, NY
1989 Sculpture Installation, Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY [Photo-Catalogue]
1982 Esta Robinson Gallery, New York, NY
1978 Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Queens College, Queens, NY
2013 Beatrice K. Epstein Memorial Award for Sculpture, Jurors: Joyce Pommer, and Lydia Viscardi, N.A.W.A.
2008 The “1st international openartsresidency” Erétria, Greece
2006 Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship, National A
Place: New York, NY