I've noticed artist bios are frequently written in third person, which isn't going to work for me. There is nothing more personal than one's art. I do, however, admit to using the royal "we" when speaking to telemarketers or about solely-owned consulting companies.
My art is in private and institutional collections. Shows included a seven foot femur carved from styrofoam, intricate collages involving thousands of magazine clippings, and black and white photography in the Texas Governor's Traveling Exhibition. I sell prints at my square store HERE.
About My Art
I paint the edges of the canvases continuously with the front, so the colors wrap around the work and no framing is needed. Paintings come ready to hang with hardware (wire and eyes) attached.
I could write something that's expected in the art world about what they "mean" and what I was thinking when painting them, but I'm more interested in what the beholder feels.
There's a good chance I was thinking while painting more than one of them that Neil Peart wrote incredible lyrics, Tiesto never gets boring, and will anyone notice I used 3 shades of black.
I'm sure the average psychiatrist would have a field day with my collages. Suffice it to say I watched a lot of Monte Python as a child and don't find distinctions between reality and imagination all that useful.
I make mobiles from recycled glass and aluminum. Here's one photographed in front of one of my paintings:
I have a closet of non-painting friendly clothing.
I'm a registered architect living in Baltimore County, Maryland. Previous incarnations include being Senior Architect forJohns Hopkins Hospital and Capital Planner for Johns Hopkins University. I lived in Austin, Texas for many years and was employed as an environmental engineer, a structural engineer, and a deep-mole professional iconoclast. My concrete sculptures have reinforcement and that aforementioned femur had a steel tube in it.
Relevant and Irrelevant Education
I have a B.S.E. in civil engineering from Duke and a Masters in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. Did you know when your undergraduate degree isn't in architecture and you want a masters degree it takes four years? Well, it does... Please contact me if you'd like to be talked out of doing that. I also have a Certificate in Medical Qigong (a three year program) from AOMA College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Bastyr University.
What I do & don't do in this limiting 3D reality
My hobbies include being optimistic, rarely doing anything twice, avoiding social media (in a conviction of my consiousness way, not in a creepy isolated hermit way), being outdoors and external to architecture as much as possible, running away from bureaucracies, and not watching television.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (2017 - current)
Lowe House of Delegates, 2020 Session, Annapolis, Maryland
Hoffberger Gallery, Baltimore, solo show
Historic Ellicott City Show House, Ellicott City, Maryland, selection committee
Art on Mulligan Mountain, Ellicott City, Maryland, invited artist
Millrace Gallery, Clipper Mill, Baltimore, solo show
Art on Paper, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, juried
American Insitute of Architects, Baltimore, solo show
Lowe House of Delegates, 2019 Session, Annapolis, Maryland, juried, Winner of Juror's Choice Award
Strokes of Genius, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, juried
Baltimore Symphony Decorators' Show House, selection committee
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Gallery, Owings Mills, Maryland, selection committee
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, AUSTIN, TEXAS (1997-2007):
Austin Children's Museum Dell Discovery Center, curated/selection committee
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum benefit auction, curated/selection committee
7, Gallery Lombardi, juried
Vive Les Arts Theatre (Kileen, Texas), solo show
Texas Photographic Society 8th Annual Governor's Traveling Exhibition (including Contemporary Arts Gallery, Abilene and Photographic Archives Lab and Gallery, Dallas), juried
Austin Artisans, solo show
Exhibit K - Coming of Age, Austin Visual Arts Association, curated
Barnes and Noble Aboretum, solo show
Manuel's Congress Avenue, solo show
Galerie Bleux, gallery show
Artplex Studio Show, curated
Pecan Street Festival, curated/selection committee
INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS, on display: