Three seasons of upstate New York
These paintings are from the 2014 collection of relief sculptures
on 16” x 20” board that is positioned about an inch off the wall.
The objects are attached to the board and protrude about two inches off of it.
Masking and spray paint is then applied leaving impressions once the masking is removed.
Lamps in color: Ghostlight 1
“Ghost Light,” is a term with an origin in the theater.
Typically at the end of a show a lamp is placed on stage and turned on for the night
Lamps in color: Ghostlight 2
Lamps in black & white
This series in black and white consists of some indoor scenes.
“Comfort,” “Winter 1 and Winter 2” all representative of a living room with a couch,
fireplace and lamps on a snowy night.
The weather outside is frightful but indoors it is cozy and warm.
This is called the 'Postal Series,' consisting of the front, back and view of the letter.
This whimsical portrayal of the letter was inspired by the 'wrecking ball'
-- the picture on the stamp on the front of the envelope --
demolishing a postal building with the wrecking ball opening the way to a new, more modern world.
The inspiration for “The View” comes from the artist's enclosed porch
in the front of the house consisting of many windows.
Reflections and imagery formed the vision for this work.
It is impossible to not notice yards with these wonderful structures.
The “Trellice” adds to the environment with plants and flowing foliage.
“Reflecting Pond” is another image in the artist's view.
The rocks, pond inhabitants and all the related flora living in their space
reflect in the environment that make up our living spaces.
Yard & Garden
“Yard and Garden” represents to the artist a living space
that moves through the seasons with such grace and understanding
Environments change form under the autumn and fall leaves to brutal snows,
changing shape in the spring and summer.
Change of Season
“Change of Season” is a chaotic time for those of us who live in upstate New York.
The season is changing, wine has to be made, firewood has to be cut
and stacked to get ready for what lies ahead.
Invasive Plant Series
The stimulation for my art is from living and working in beautiful upstate New York.
In the environment I notice things in nature changing constantly, such as seasonal changes and human involvement.
My choice of materials included found objects along with constructed objects,
as well as pieces of things I live with every day.
I apply my concerns and moments of vision through these.
Emerald Ash Borer
Hammered Metal Sculpture
In the 1970's the artist made a series of hammered metal sculptures.
Making sculptures was one of his original passions along with creating theatrical spaces and theater sets.
The work he has done since is reflective of this original passion.