"Resonance" 26" x 12" x 10"
"Park Guell" 12" x9" x 7"
"Mates #2" 14" x 10" x 8"
"Both Particle and Wave" 12" x 19" x 10"
"Shiva and Venus #2" 16" x 11" x 8", front
Prior to attending "art" school, I trained to be a studio potter at Penland School of Crafts in the mountains of North Carolina near my present home. As a result, I still use the wheel to make many of the forms to receive my imagery. All these pieces are wheel thrown, closed egg shapes that have been paddled when leather hard to make ovoids that give a front, back and side orientation.
Two of the most influential endeavors of the 20th century were the exploration of atomic structure and energy and the observation of the universe brought to us through the Hubble space telescope. One peers infnately within and the other infinately without and resulting theories like quantum mechanics form bridges and show relationships between these two seemingly distant areas of study. As I work, I am forever trying to imply the relationship of these two "relative" opposites while symbolically representing the ideas and insights these discoveries inspire.
In all of my pieces, the dynamics of relationship is an integral theme--light to dark, shiny to matte, man to woman, stars to atoms, science to religion. The potential of art to show how opposites actually play supporting roles to strengthen rather than weaken the whole keeps me returning to the studio..
"Biocybernetic" 10" x 15" x 8"