Sculpture, mixed media
The found object art is driven by the abundance of and access to like-new, interesting materials discarded by building trades and individuals in the area. Rusty metal parts from truck routes are also a favorite. I usually spend a lot of time with the materials, experimenting with different ways of re-using them. I make wood carvings mainly from old logs and branches.
Collecting and sorting laser scrap was an obsession while a member of the Artisan's Asylum from 2015 - 2021. The beauty in the shapes of each artist's designs and how the parts are laid out in software provides fantastic opportunities for composition. In 2021 I began making compositions on plywood.
I am a re-emerging artist. I graduated with a BFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art in 1980. Since then there have been two brief periods when I could sustain the precious balance of work/life/art for long enough to bring my work into the public domain.