Visual Artist, Photographer, Designer, Curator, Artist
Theater, Visual Arts, Digital Arts, Design
About Me And My Work
BFA Philadelphia University of the Arts
Production Designer and Set Decorator, Hollywood film and television productions 1985-2001
Visual Artist 2002-present
Artistic Experiences I Have Had On My Travels
All of my travels involve art in some way, usually photographing backgrounds and textures to use in graphic digital art, but sometimes collecting scraps, found objects, and bits of ephemera to use in paintings and assemblages.
Places I Would Like To Visit
Africa, Asia, The Mariana Trench
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
I am intrigued by art that is transitory. I'd like to be involved in creating an environmental installation that incorporates organic elements: fire, steam, water, ice, rocks, dirt, plants; and sound: wind through pipes, things melting/falling; colors: leaves or flowers whose beauty is momentary, changing colors, fading as the art piece progresses through time, each element becoming a new dynamic in the construction as time works it's magic. Yes, that is what I would like to do.
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
Too many. My work is influenced by the music I listen to, which changes. Right now I am listening to Gogol Bordello, System of a Down, Salif Keita and Cumbia. Visual artists I am currently looking at include Dorothea Tanning, 19th century taxidermy and Ernst Haekel.