Found object sculpture and photography

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March - May 2021

"When we encounter the true wonders of nature, the beauty we behold transcends our intellects and reaches directly to our hearts."

Originally from Kansas City Missouri, I have been practicing automotive repair and refinishing from the age of 15 and developed early an appreciation of the beauty in things we think of as damaged or broken.

My contemporary art includes recycled and repurposed sculpture, mixed media assemblage, and photography.  The medium is the subject, which speaks as a visual meditation through a mantra of shapes and colors to convey its truth.

Subjects are chosen or repurposed with a sense of movement and action, to heighten the awareness of the potential that exists in every object, just as in every person.

Themes of creation, destruction, loss, and redemption resonate with the intimacies of human existence to explore inspirations including the foundations of western thought, our world today, and visions of the near future.

When we encounter the true wonders of nature, the beauty we behold transcends our intellects and reaches directly to our hearts.  I desire a similar response from viewers of my work to provoke a re-examination of our relationship to the natural world.

Guilds and associations

Member; Martin County Artists Guild, Stuart FL

Member; ArtServe, Ft Lauderdale FL

Founding member; Soul Arts Society, Stuart FL

Current shows and displays

Environmental Learning Center, Vero Beach FL

Zolla - Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

University of Indiana, Richmond IN

Previous shows and displays

Elliot Museum, Stuart FL

Continuum 2020, WPB FL

All Florida Juried Arts Show, Stuart FL

Blanco +1 at Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach FL

Summer Salon 2019, Stuart FL  /  Invited – Chetola Lake Sculpture walk, NC

The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach FL  /  ArtSpace- Port St Lucie, FL  / ArtLive 2019, Stuart FL

Invited - Contemporary Visions of the Industrial, The Frank, Pembroke Pines, FL

Continuum WPB 2019  /  ArtFind! Stuart, FL  /  StArt exhibition, Lake Worth FL

The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach FL  /  Art of Association – Lighthouse Art Center, Jupiter FL

Avant Garde exhibition- ArtServe, Ft Lauderdale  /  Summer Salon 2018, Stuart FL

Reflect exhibition – Art Serve, Ft. Lauderdale  /  Free On The Inside exhibition – Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach  /  Notes Music Room – Solo photography show, Stuart FL

ArtLive 2018, Stuart FL  /  Evening on Antique Row, West Palm Beach FL

Art Synergy - Solar Lawn Art Show, Delray Beach FL  /  Continuum 2018, West Palm Beach FL

Martin County Open Studio Tour- Stuart FL  /  Red Eye Untamed Arts Festival, Ft. Lauderdale

Art Bravo – Art Serve Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale

Art Florida II: Abstractions - The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach

Oxbow Nature Center – Port St Lucie FL  /  Nest Gen 2016 Bi-annual – Miami FL