"It's true that the moral luck dramatized by modern art involves an uncomfortable element of ethical exhibitionism. We gawk and stare as the painters slice off their ears and down the booze and act like clowns. But we rely on them to make up for our timidity, on their courage to dignify our caution. We are spectators in the casino, placing bets; that's the nature of the collaboration that brings us together, and we can sometimes convince ourselves that having looked is the same as having made, and that the stakes are the same for the ironic spectator and the would-be saint. But they're not. We all make our wagers, and the cumulative lottery builds museums and lecture halls and revisionist biographies. But the artist does more.
THE WORDS: snippets i've read, overheard, or realized- each one adding another facet to my understanding of life
THE IMAGES: snapshots or my collage paintings on wood panel, these are an ongoing response to things i see and feel, they involve layers, erosion, and chance and allow for more spontaneity than my large sculptural works.
click on the image and you get a giant detailed version. if you want to view all the images alone, click on 'image' in the list of keywords below.
to purchase a painting, send me a check (usually $375 for the 17x11", $525 for the 22x16)
and it will arrive on your doorstep ready to hang.