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Artist Statement

In my abstract and figurative sculptures, I create stories that are based upon connections.  Abstractions use forms and space that may lead the viewer to ask: Will gravity cause the suspended heavy cubes to fall apart?  Will the balloons squeezed by the white metal boxes get free and fly away? What does it mean for the perforated steel in the totem to nearly disappear when the viewer looks through it?  The sculptures may remind people of what they have seen before even though they do not directly represent people or animals. 

 

I want my sculptures to fit into and interact with the environment around them, from landscape and city streets to courtyards and institutional buildings. They will enhance what viewers feel when in those locations, whether they enjoy its safety and comfort or absorb the meaning of its culture. I intend to show how my sculpture can lead people to experience new perceptions and ideas about themselves and their daily environment.

Exhibitions

SOLO

 

“In the Boardroom,” Gaymont Studio & Gallery, Chicago; Philadelphia Art Alliance; Ruth White Gallery, New York

 

GROUP

 

Rockford (IL) Sculpture Walk; St. Charles Sculpture in the Park, St. Charles; Chicago Sculpture Exhibits; Sculpture Walk Peoria; Chicago Sculpture International & Chicago Park District; Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago; Wrigley Field Centennial, Michigan Ave., Chicago; Bridgeport Art Center; Chicago Park District / Chicago Sculpture International Outdoor Exhibition; CSI Spring Show, Elks National Memorial and Headquarters, Chicago

Collections

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, IL; Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL; Wilmette Park District, Wilmette, IL;

Cleveland Art Association; University of Massachusetts Art Gallery, Amherst, MA

 

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

Boulder, Chicago, Cleveland, Lake Forest, London, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston

Bio

ART TEACHING

 

Volunteer, Project Onward, Bridgeport Art Center; Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA; Sculpture, 3-D Design, Art History; Cleveland Institute of Art; Harcum Junior College, Bryn Mawr, PA, Sculpture, Art History

 

 

AWARDS

The Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Arts Achievement Award; National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Stipend

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Chicago Sculpture International, Board of Directors,

International Sculpture Center