1800 Ben Franklin Dr, #B-209, Sarasota, FL 34236
I cut and they arrange.
‘Art touches the brain’s most civilized center... and pokes its most primitive core.’
The predominate medium of my collages has evolved from paper to wood to metal, and now back to paper... but with a twist. I have been making greater use of the written word to complement the collages, in a cross-genre melding. In much the way composers might put their words to music, I put my words to art. This synthesis of short phrases, statements, and poems with cut-paper collages pleases me; it is a more complete expression of my creative thrust: the Visual Word.
‘Carolinas Got Art‘ October 2009 & May 2013 Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Trillium Arts August 2010 Travelers Rest, SC
'Art with a Story' November 2010 ArtworkNetwork (online show) Denver, CO
SC State Fair October 2011 & 2012 Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC
Contemporaries Artist of the Year Soiree & Auction May 2011 & 2013 Columbia Museum of Art
Venice Art Center March 2014 Venice, FL Merit Award
‘Color the Arts’ April 2010 Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties fundraiser
‘The Far Side’ September 2010 Transylvania Arts Council Brevard, NC
Guest artist @ ART [Artists Round Table) February 2010 Columbia, SC
A.R.T. Exhibition at Vista Studio/80808 Gallery September 2010 Columbia, SC
'Picture Peace' exhibition March 2010 Monsanto Gallery, Lander University, Greenwood, SC
Art in Public Places APPLS September 2010 thru April 2011, Old Mill & Library Lexington, SC [generating photos of myself and my art in "The State" newspaper 4-20-11].
Juried Theme Shows at: Art Center Sarasota & Venice Art Center & Manatee Art Center & Longboat Key Art Center 2013-2014
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 [out of business]
My art is abstract. My design is not to depict but to evoke.
Wonder will do. A way of seeing. Or thinking.
There is that which wants: Something new. Something different. Something More.
For me art is an adventure and an exploration. A discovery.
I am drawn to themes of escape and arrival--a personal and collective expansion of experience.