Artist Statement provided by the Artist
“I have created art, evolving from found-object electric assemblage sculptures in the late eighties to large-scale sculptures covered with thousands of mosaic pieces of tile and glass now. I have designed and constructed murals, sculptures, benches, bollards, and enhanced the surfaces of columns, walls and floors with mosaics in my signature gaudi-inspired style. Each of the many public art installations that I have created were designed specifically for the site with form, function and imagery that were related to the surrounding built environment with historic and cultural influences reflected in the design.
I use steel and concrete to create the base of my pieces and cover it mostly in mosaic glass and tile. mosaics can be in mural form to tell a story or mosaics can be decorative as they cover arches, floors, and walls. I use mosaics to complete concrete sculptures and benches, on base relief and on bollards.
As I grow as an artist I intend to continue creating larger pieces in more public places. I look forward to the continually unfolding challenge of creating context-appropriate work that both serves a purpose and satisfies a vision. I plan to create some pieces that are representational, some that are functional, and some that are just art.
As a seasoned public artist, I produce quality public art that satisfies the goals for each installation and I have also achieved the additional goal of creating a sense of place with many of my site specific public installations. artistic enhancement of public spaces creates a beautiful, unique, and more memorable city and I am committed to the “thousand year solution” of making art that is built to last.”