14 Forestview Ct., Columbia, SC 29212
I am a retired chiropractor and self-taught collage-artist. While I concentrate on cut-paper collages, many works are mixed-media, with acrylic and other materials. I have shown at many local businesses and I have participated in and sold at numerous outdoor fairs. I was the guest artist at the Artists Round Table (A.R.T.) February 2010 meeting.
‘Carolinas Got Art‘ October 2009 Elder Gallery Atherton Mill, Charlotte, NC
Trillium Arts August 2010 Travelers Rest, SC
Art with a Story' November 2010 ArtworkNetwork (online show) Denver, CO
Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year Soiree & Auction May 2011 Columbia Museum of Art
SC State Fair October 2011 Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC
‘Color the Arts’ April 2010 Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties fundraiser
‘The Far Side’ September 2010 Transylvania Arts Council Brevard, NC
A.R.T. Exhibition at Vista Studio/80808 Gallery September 2010 Columbia, SC
Art in Public Places APPLS September 2010 Lexington, SC
‘Picture Peace’ March 2011 Mansanto Gallery, Lander Univ., Greenwood, SC
Unitarian Church March 2011, Columbia, SC
Marvin’s Murals 2008-2009 Clinton, SC [out of business]
The Art Shack 2009-2010 Columbia, SC [out of business]
S&S Art 2010 Columbia, SC [rotating]
My art is abstract. The representational does not draw me, nor can I draw it.
I seek behind the curtain, plumbing for meaning in different compositional relationships. Sometimes that journey is emotional, other times intellectual. And sometimes, just for fun. In my collages and assemblages I work with varied media to further particular visions: cut-paper; acrylics; foil; fabric; wood; and hardware. I enjoy rearranging and balancing chaotic elements to find an unsuspected and novel order. Above all, I offer a way of seeing.
As a writer, I love the way the visual arts evoke an immediate response. It is not necessary to read an entire book or watch a two hour movie. It is more like poetry. Titles can reflect that and--in conceptual pieces--expand the experience.
‘Art touches the brain’s most civilized center... and pokes its most primitive core.’