My art is a combination of spiritual, perceptual and conceptual. I believe we are all connected by a connective mind or Collective Subconscious. In Sanskrit it could be called Alaya. If we are open to it we can all access it. Energy, forms and content flow from there. Each of our individual minds act like a sieve or strainer The collective flows threw this filter which is unique to each of us, yet comes from our common connection. This content is my art.
This filter that is unique to me is my base influence, which for me is often biology/nature and it’s forms. This meets with our cultural influences. Nature and Nurture together make up the screen and spaces of the sieve that collect the imagery from this universal mind.
The process of Transformation is Important to me. Capturing the the energy and imagery of the in-between states, where one thing is becoming something else yet hasn’t fully solidified, is where I find the most completion! Most of us would call that ambiguity, but for me those it feels clear and true. Art is magic!
Some words that relate to my production:
Biomorphism,contrast, dichotomy, transformation, alchemy, myth/fact, inside/outside, male/female, desire, sex- creational/pleasure, ugly/beauty, humor.
1991 AICA Studio Residency program SoHo, New York, NY
1989 -1991 San Francisco Art Institute , BFA San Francisco CA
1981-1984 Vincennes University, Vincennes, Ind.
2018 Gallery Azul Solo Show: “Below the surface “Who am I when I am not?”, Tucson, Arizona
2017 Gallery Azul “Fist Annual Small Works Invitational”, Tucson, Arizona
2017 Gallery Azul Fall Group Show, Tucson, Arizona
2017 Gallery Azul Spring Group Show, Tucson, Arizona
2017 Gallery Azul Solo Show: “Icons of being”, Tucson, Arizona
2016 Gallery Azul Fall Group Show, Tucson, Arizona
2016 Gallery Azul Solo Show: “Ecdysis”, Tucson, Arizona
2016 Gallery Azul Spring Group Show, Tucson, Arizona
2016 Gallery Azul Drawing Invitational, Tucson, Arizona
2015 Gallery Azul Fall Group Show, Tucson, Arizona
2015 “Regalitos” Raices taller Tucson, Arizona
2015 Gallery Azul Solo Show: “Foraging Alaya”, Tucson, Arizona
2015 Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2015 Gallery Azul Spring Group Show, Tucson, Arizona
2014 Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2014 TPAC Open Studios, Tucson, Arizona
2001 Benicia open studios, Benicia, California
1999 Benicia open studios, Benicia, California
1991 AICAD Group Show 451 greenwich St , New York City, New York
1990 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, California
1990 The Cannery, San Francisco, California
1987 Power Plant Gallery, Fort Collins , Colorado
1984 Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Ind
1984 Shircliff gallery of Art, Vincennes, Ind
1983 Clock Tower, Vincennes, Ind