|Celestial Phenomena||The Familiar|
Through art, I communicate my thoughts about life--my exploration of the order of the universe, cycles of nature, celestial phenomena--as well as the intersections of life and the core concepts that sustain human beings in a fragile world. My works are simple yet complex--revealing in my own visual language the concepts that transcend thought and words.
I am compelled to use color and form to explore and express these thoughts. The energy, movement, repetition, vivid colors, tumbling forms in my work represent this exploration. My materilals and tools are fundamental to the forms and images I create. Canvas and paper are the foundation for my art while oils, acrylics, pencil, charcoal and ink for the life. Sculptures of wood, metal, stone, plastic and wire emgerge as three dimensional expressions of the core concepts..
Charles Umlauff, Robert Levers, Octavio Medalline, Fritz Schoelder, Larry Bell, Lydia Garcia, Linda Ridgeway, Cindy Hurt, Fran Siegel, Claire Romano, Susan Calza, Ken Leslie
Influential Artists: Christian Bonnefoi, Jaccques Villegle, Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning, Sean Scully, Sam Reveles, Susan Rothenberg, Gabor Peterdi, Kazimir Malevich, Claude Monet, Childe Hassam, Cy Twombly, Richard Tuttle, Isamu Noguchi, Eva Hesse, David Smith, Sol Lewitt, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartly
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures"
- Henry Ward Beecher