I strive to present truth and hope to connect with people by capturing social awareness. My sculptures are intended to draw attention to provocative issues, beliefs, and memories. The work offers an appealing exterior impression in an effort to obscure or conceal the interior narrative. I invite the audience to critically observe the world while visually highlighting injustices that thread together a mutual consciousness.Read More
The call to create is very strong. I get very emotionally involved with my subject matter, you might say obsessed. I have to force myself to stop working to eat or to do some chore. I feel it very deeply. My hope is that I will connect with others through my art, and I am always very pleased when I do. What I’m saying, though, often falls on deaf ears or blind eyes. I just keep going. I am very fortunate to have friends and colleagues who are artists or musicians. We are mutually supportive of each other. I am also very fortunate to have a very supportive family.Read More
How did you first get involved in art?
A confluence of two recent events: a heart opening following a significant period of meditation (through reading) and a purchase of a piece of street art. After the opening, I realized I had a mission and an opportunity, given my political science education, to use art as a vehicle to promote social change by capturing and presenting truths behind complex, critical socio-political issues of our time. After studying the street art, I realized the medium for presenting those truths should be spraypaint as it is a primary instrument of street artists and the “street” is most often and most severely deprived of social justice.Read More