ARTIST STATEMENT

I paint and I construct. Both my paintings and assemblages use the metaphor of excavation. My formal education in landscape architecture and classical archaeology provides structure to artistic flights of fancy that always seem to revolve around some form of revelation: The attempt to unearth an object or solve a mystery. Uncovering/Covering. Leaving a Trace, a Vestige, a Palimpsest. The present work reflects the structural logic of my architectural beginnings as well as my aiding interest in archaeology. The paintings are comprised of multiple layers of encaustic and paper creating a sense of depth. Surfaces are distressed, drawn upon and marked not unlike the ancient walls that inspire me.


SELECTED EXHIBTIONS

2016  Image and Word , Grand Valley State University, Collaboration with poet, Dan Gerber
2015  Modern Arts Midtown, Solo Exhibition, Omaha, NE
2015  Water Street Gallery , Abstraction show, Douglas, MI
2015  University of Michigan Hospital, 'Proof' Gifts of Art, Main corridor exhibition space
2015  Architectural Digest , exhibiting with Next Step Studios
2014  SOFA Chicago , exhibiting with Next Step Studios
2014  Snyderman Works Gallery, 'Design: Four Perspectives', Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014  Bennett Gallery, Three person show, Knoxville, TN
2014  Left Bank Gallery, 'Lines of Position', Wellfleet, MA
2014  Modern Arts Midtown, Cool Abstractions 2 , Omaha, NE
2014  Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014  Art Palm Beach, exhibiting with Next Step Studios
2013  River Gallery, 'Finding True' Solo Exhibition, Chelsea, Michigan


EDUCATION

2001-2002 University of Michigan, Theater Design
1990-1993 University of Michigan, Classical Art
1983-1984 University of Michigan, Landscape Architecture, graduate studies
1973-1978 Michigan State University, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Recipient "Certificate of Honor", American Society of Landscape Architect