Once upon a time..it was LINE that stood between the sailor, the wind and the open seas-
Medium: poems and photographs
Cities and Births
Poems, paintings, metal works, drawings- respective to the trial, tribulation, survival and renewal of three cities: New York City, New Orleans and Baltimore.
Flying Cloud was a historic log canoe that raced on the Chesapeake Bay. Flying Cloud captured me and I began collecting old photos of the vessel. I eventually painted the Flying Cloud vessel~ thus penetrating her theme coordinates~ regarding other applicable content and images.
Freedom's Gate: dedicated to our soldiers for their fortitude, courage, perseverance, injury, recovery from injury, grief, recovery from grief, sacrifice, endurance, honor, service and triumph.
Medium: poems and photographs- the gates, bays and steps of Fort McHenry- The Rose Dome- courtesy of the Basilica- Baltimore, MD.
Fort McHenry is a sublime landscape consisting of shadows, hills, stones, bricks and wills~ Medium: poems and photographs.
The Old Glass Houses
Directly after 9/11 ~ I learned about the exact fate of the "Old Glass Houses," directly from a shipwrecked engineer sailor who was placed in charge of the WTC investigation~ the engineer has since rebuilt the NY site with his special top secret concrete.
Africa wove its tapestry into my life a long time ago.
Medium: metal art, drawing, painting and poems~
Jewel Box Paintings- Poems
I learned the most about Israel directly from Dr. Paul Mendes Flohr- the world's leading Martin Buber Scholar- Dr. Mendes Flohr teaches at Hebrew University and University of Chicago. I later met Dr. Elie Wiesel and learned from him whilst I learned Hebrew- a sacred tongue. I participate with the Jewish Congress and greatly value the learning and am proud of my effort respective to AIPAC.
The Song Run
"The Song Run-" For: Elie Wiesel
I presented Dr. Wiesel with a work of art at Temple Sinai in New Orleans- Dr. Wiesel then asked me a very serious and important question- the question is still very serious and very important.
The River: I worked in the middle of a river for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week from April 1 until October 31- for ten years. I was up with the farmer's at the crack of dawn to see the sunrise over the river every morning- I bonded with the river. Obviously a very deep bond because it was very difficult (although I required rest) to be away from the river. The river came back to me and gave back to me- hence: The Lapis River.
BFA- 1990 School of the Art Institute of Chicago- concentration: painting.
The Maryland Institute College of Art-concentration: painting.
Other studies include: electrical engineering- respective to bridge operations
where I was granted artist studio- on a river for ten years. Studied philosophy