| My entire life I have had a long term love affair with clay! It all began at the age of 11 when I took Madame Viola's ceramics class and made a series of masks. My Mother proudly hung these on our dining room wall where they remained her entire life.
Since then I have worked with clay in a variety of ways including pottery, general ceramics and sculpture.
|The only thing the resulting works have had in common was that the underlying medium was clay and that the result was in three dimensions, sometimes wildly so!
Once I became interested in sculpture, the interest in the human form followed closely behind. To that end I have taken figurative and portrait sculpture, drawing and anatomy classes. I have studied with some first rate artists, including: Eugene Daub, Kirsten Kokkin, Lincoln Fox, Victor Issa, Bruno Lucchesi, Stanley Bleifeld, and Barbel Diekmann, to name just a few. Each has added immeasurably to both my skills and to my views on art.
My work has evolved over the years: initially it was highly representational. Many of these have a quirky element to them: a pugilist with a rose or an actor with a feather in his hat (literally!). In the last few years, my work has become more interpretive. Many of these are large, one-of-a kind pieces. They represent my view of the human body and of the forms that comprise it and make it interesting. This web site also shows some "Gestures" which are studies that quickly capture the essentials of the pose. These are meant as small, decorative objects. Finally, I also do some work in relief. The objective is to make decorative pieces that can be hung on the wall and add a distinctive aura to a room.
I hope you will enjoy viewing my work and welcome your comments and inquiries.