Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I realized after "the Stand" was finished that it was quite Phalic so I thought I need a piece to represent Woman. So a Woman is about relationships or the Heart issues, So that is the Title of the above piece "A Woman's Heart"
It is turned then carved, I learned Gun checkering  to get the texturing.

The above Sculpture "The stand" was the transitional piece. combining turned and carved work.  using again some of the ideas seen in Seattle. It sold almost immediately.

during the nineties I was trying to find my voice with my sculpture, continuing the constructions I had done in college.

When I got a Mamiya RZ it was a leap forward. the Pentax was a giant 35 mm, the glass was great, but with the Mamiya I could capture with the Polaroid back check my exposure and change to a film back. I could change films in the middle of a roll.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


So I got a Pentax 6 x 7. I looks just like a 35mm but everything is bigger. the film was 6cm x 7cm or about 4 times the size of a 35mm. the above images are from that camera from the mid '80's to the mid 90's They can be printed much larger. The print of Halfdome printed to 60" wide with no problem.


In College I started working in Photography. I even won some awards. Early on I found printing from transparencies or a positive image like a slide, there was a process called Cibachrome printing. One got deep colors, but the blacks were hard to manage.
Above are a few of those  kind of works. I started in 35mm but I felt it was Grainy.  The Image above is Chrondelete Park  shot probably 1985.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Early Sculptures

I studied under Jim Clark at William Woods College. The classes were small, about 6 people per semester. I found I liked wood constructions.  I turned the "Broken Closepin" and constructed the "Island" for my Senior exhibition.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A few watercolors

My Professor in College, George Tutt said "Don't even think about being good until you've done a thousand paintings"

The '80s

In the years after College I spent my creative time drawing and painting watercolors.  The St. louis Artist guild had a drawing class that I attended every tuesday for about 7 years.