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The Arch

Thanks for visiting my web-site. By clicking on Portfolio you will find numerous galleries that display work in various media such as sculpture, painting and printmaking.

Since 2018, my sculpture work has used the idea of an architectural format to tell stories in different images carved in wood. The Arch, seen above, was completed in 2019. The Cabinet of Curiosity, a portable interactive kiosk, appeared in 2020. Recently, I’ve started the Structure series of small scale architectural sculpture, continuing the application of automatic drawing technique to table-top scaled forms resembling buildings.

The Book of Umm continues with over 2000 gouache and water-color paintings in the series as of this writing. In 2018 I started the practice of revising old Umms and alternating the revisions with "originals" generated through the automatic drawing process. The goal hasn't changed- the creation of magic through dynamic use of color, line and shape; the spontaneous flow of subconscious imagery; the invocation of the spirit animals; the search for the rhythm of the dance of life.

And the woodcuts continue. I've been working on making Umms into color woodcut prints with additional blocks to be carved as I make a transition from the painted image to the color print. It's been 50 years of being a woodcut printmaker.