Figure (2015-2018)

The figure has always been a major theme in my work, and in this series, I am breaking down the human form into a basic shape as if it were draped in fabric. This keeps the eye from focusing on the details of anatomy and let's the viewer follow the sweeping gestural lines of the form. The basic shape of the body along with it's quiet contemplative facial features, gives these figures a calm meditative feel. 


 The inspiration for my work has derived from art ranging from ancient Egyptian sculpture, Japanese prints and Art Nouveau graphics, which all use or are inspired from natural scenes and landscapes. All of these different time periods and genres are highly ornate, yet simplistic in form and composition. Color and pattern is used to decorate and adorn the robes these figures are wearing to create imagery and convey a setting or scenery to place the figure in a natural environment for which they exist. Imagery of blossoming flowers or trees convey growth or growing, to create the feeling of springtime bliss, awakening after the winter slumber. Carved imagery or applied components also give a bas relief and texture to an otherwise flat and smooth surface.


Twilight (Summer Evening)

Width :7"
Height :29"
Depth : 7"

Material : Glass

Self Portraits/Portraits

Figure (2015-2018)

Figure (2011-2014)

Figure (2000-2010)

Pitchers (2007)

Collaboration with Randy Walker (2017)

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