Artist StatementI am a Constructive Sculptor, so I build things. There will most likely be items and objects included in an acrylic painting, to the point where it can begin to be considered a sculpture. My flat works tend to form "an ambiguous hovering 'tween painting and sculpture," an interesting discription of something I read about somewhere a long time ago. The phrase just stuck with me. I often produce a work where the subject is not the obvious- not the 14-foot "tiger" object, but rather the movement of the chase. I try to include a bit of that in my theater set designs and constructions I have done for the Keegan Theatre, ArtStream Theater, and others, in the DC area. My Social Series- an on-going study of current social issues (drunk driving; drug abuse; homelessness; crime; child abuse; ocean dumping; government waste) done in painting/found object wall constructions. gL.
An artist who made a living as a career carpenter and home improvement contractor, I gave up the construction trades due to a long illness and subsequent liver transplant, for which I am forever thankful to my Donor Family. I now work as a freelance designer and artist-sculptor. My paintings and large outdoor works have been exhibited in, or at, numerous galleries and private collections throughout the eastern United States. Most recently, my Social Series piece on homelessness, "Not So Grate to Be Home" was a featured artwork at the 2007 Freddie Mac "HOOPS" Charity fund Raising event at the DC Verizon Center.