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Recent Gallery Exhibitions 

    Rockridge Library Gallery Oakland Ca Mar 2009

    Oakopolis Gallery - Oakland Ca - November 2008

    Oliver Hyde Gallery Fremont Ca Feb 2008

    Expressions Gallery-Berkeley – Dec –Jan 2007-08

    Oakopolis Gallery - Oakland Ca - October 2007

        

AWARDS

     Hayward Art Forum - City of Hayward Award - May 1988

     S.E.C.A 1983 Award, Finalist, San Francisco - June 1983

     29th Annual Sculpture Comp-Merit Award -Richmond Ca - November 1982

     Hayward Art Forum - May 1981

     Hayward Art Festival - May 1979 - First Place

     Montalvo Center for the Arts, Sculpture Competition 3rd place 

 

 

 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    1982 - MFA Sculpture & painting ,UCBerkekey

    1977 - MA  Sculpture, California State University, San Jose

    1973 - BA Industrial Design ,California State University, San Jose

 

I was Born a raised in Oakland and continued my art education in the Bay Area. I can say I always have been an artist from my early childhood till now.

I work in four type of visual art mediums. Even though the art produced has very different looks there are related by the mere fact that they were created by the same artist. Some of the artisic investigations help define or enhance the stydy of the other ones.

Found Object Sculpture

The best statement I could make about the creating sculptures is: I come upon objects that seem to require being the basis of a work art. I do not internally make the art, in some ways it develops itself. The process is based on not a cognitive decision, but more on a required responsibility on my part to bring these unrelated objects together in a some what cohesive single object.

There is a thread of similarity over the years with the pieces, the integration of natural and manmade objects.

 

Digital Sculptures

Imagine if every place had the potential to be transformed into a place of art.  In my minds eye I see sculpture intergraded and interdependent with other forms, spaces or structures to create art zones. Since the sculptures are purely conceptual and will not be realized, technical and legal limits do not exist. The absent of these limits allows total creative freedom only limited by my skills to communicate them.

Abstract Paintings

 I refer to the pieces as reconstructed paintings or abstracts of abstracts. They work on many levels. At one level they explore the dissection and reconstruction of the parts to create new compositions. Puzzles are created and unassembled then reassembled. The process explores attachment, change and the illusion of completion. The contentment of finishing is only over come by the possibly of creating something better out of the fragments. Change is constant, newness is the outcome.

Landscapes Paintings

  I label this style of painting as vivid realism. The paintings are of sublime landscapes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the western deserts. I attempt to capture the uncommon view of nature through careful observation of form, color and the careful rendering of it. The paintings­­­ also tend to show a raw stark beauty. In some paintings the color is altered slightly to heighten the impression of the scenes, yet not distort the subtle natural beauty.  Most of the back country scenes or from the alpine zone above 10,000 feet. This is where the peaks reach for the sky and summer snow melt to feed the rivers. The images are from composed photographs taken by myself during visits to these extraordinary places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood, Plastic , Metal
2003
H 60" x W 24" x D18"
Acrylic on Board
2008
H 34" x W34" D3"
Steel & Rock
2000
H10" x W20" x D14"
Acrylic on Board
2007
H 24 x W18" x D1"
Digital Drawing
2007

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