Transdimensional Space: Abstractions and Metaphors
I've long been fascinated with quantum physics as inspiration. Hence the complexity of my unconventional output. My challenge is to create an image or sculpture that explores some aspect of these deeper mysteries we are still exploring.
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?
I've seen things inside of me all my life that are often among the stars, yet not in the conventional sense. That drove me into military intelligence decades ago and then to the Blue Angels as their artist for four years and as a consequence, to a global audience. Yet all of that became a distraction when I was in New York on the fast track 30 years ago. I found the scene to be pushy and toxic and after a year, returned to Baltimore.
Collectors thought I'd lost my mind of course.
Gradually I withdrew from promoting my work and the toil of solo shows in order to be free and push into my calling. After a few rocky years, 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 died especially as I began to study the deeper silences that gave birth to the various rabbit trails I created spontaniously in my work.
I am an intuitive artist if there is a need for a label. Yet there is so much more behind such an assumption. I see and recognize my ability to take a track and pound the heck out of it in a more extensive series, such as I did in the Floating Ax series. I stopped at 66 pieces but knew I could have gone much further. Its much like cooking on a stove with transdimensional multiple ovens and burners! Glorious FUN!