Transdimensional Space: Abstractions and Metaphors
I've long been fascinated with quantum physics as inspiration. Hence the complexity of my non-liniar output. My challenge is to create an image or sculpture that explores some aspect of these deeper mysteries we are just beginning to explore.
Scientists are speculating that it might be possible for something to be bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Popular culture has long promoted this concept: consider Dr Who's Targis, Mary Poppins bag, Felix the Cat's magic bag of tricks and many others. Scientists are saying that some regions of spacetime have that property. Indeed, the concept of redeeming your timeline is beginning to emerge- that the space time continuum is possibly flexible, even fluid to change. Yet how?
Since my childhood I've thought of myself as a stranger on a strange, yet beautiful world. The deeper mysteries of creation, on this tiny spinning ball among the limitless expanses of the stars, poses far more questions than answers. That drove me into books, such as Buckminster Fuller's Ideas and Intengrities and George Steiner's Language and Silence. I was also drawn into military intelligence decades ago, which later led to being selected to become a part of the Blue Angels as their artist/shop supervisor of Public Affairs- for four years. What a contradiction in my mindset! As a consequence, my work was exposed to a global audience. Yet all of that fell away after leaving the military as i entered a new phase when I was in New York on the fast track 30 years ago. Yet again, I found the NY scene to be largely inauthentic and after a year, I returned to Baltimore. Collectors thought I'd lost my mind of course. More and more I needed the space and peace and serenity of my half acre of gardens.
Gradually I withdrew from promoting my work and the toil of solo shows in order to be free and push into a deepening hunger to understand. After a few testy years of health concerns, I began to connect what I had once assumed were the contradictions in my tendency to create small bodies of work, moving from 2-D to 3-D to performances and videos and back. Self doubt gradually died as I began to inhabit the deeper silences that gave birth to a greater understanding and consequence of creative freedom. Now I find myself on the move again, far more seasoned to deal with whatsoever challenges are ahead.