I am an award winning emerging artist living in Bethesda MD. My art has been exhibited from Italy to Canada and much of the United States and has been published in two books, one featuring my glass work and another featuring figurative studies and portrait sketches. My work is broad and diverse, reflecting not only my interests in different approaches and proficiencies in making art, but also a personal undertaking with a serious commitment to exploration. The path I have taken is not the easiest or quickest path, but it is the necessary one. Although I work in a variety of mediums and subject matter, my sculptures frequently employ the use of semiotics - the inclusion of symbols and visual cues to convey or alter meaning.
While completing my BFA in 2002 at the Corcoran School of Art and Design, and later as an Adjunct Professor, I was influenced by the diverse work of American post-impressionist artist Maurice Prendergast, the encouragement of artists William Christenberry, Bill Newmann and Annie Adjchavanich, an essay by Linda Nochlin and the writings of Charles Pierce - each of whom provided a lasting impression on me. I am also a fan of NY artist Ran Ortner, specifically his views regarding the contemporary art scene. I cannot say enough about the greats Isamu Nagochi, Ernst Barlach or Constantin Brâncusi. But of all these people, the most impact came from Bill Christenberry when he wrote to me: "if you don't succeed, I will be very disappointed in you."
ars longa, vita brevis