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About


This Website


is a gallery of some of my artworks, and also a means of raising funds for the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). NORD is an excellent organization that is vitally important to the underserved population of children and others living with debilitating and sometimes deadly, rare conditions.
I am looking forward to substantially updating this website by including many more images of works that I have created and by making its fundraising function more successful by integrating it with newer technologies as soon as possible.


Artist's Statement 2021

My Goal Is


To see with the eyes
Imagine with the mind
Explore with the will and
Create with the passion of a child.
And to care and share with the love of a parent.


Current Work:


• Photographing and sharing nature's healing beauty, including many overlooked, often small, beautiful details
• Raising money for charity
• Turning many of my "Land, Sky, & Water" photography into landscapes of imagination that I refer to as "hypertography." I consider Ansel Adams to be the first true hypertographer due to his dedication to the print as "performance."
• Creating "virtual sculptures"—Works of art that express my sculptural vision but cannot exist physically in three dimensions due to the laws of physics
• Creating paintings where the subject is the life force that we perceive in the world around us rather than a perceived or expressed pictorial view.


Experience:


Over the years I’ve worked in many mediums and methodologies. I’ve painted in oils, water colors, pastels, and acrylics; I’ve carved soapstone,  limestone, and marble; I’ve modeled water-based clay and oil-based clay; I’ve welded and brazed; I've drawn with pen and ink, graphite, charcoal (I particularly like willow charcoal). I have used computers for decades as a tool for both the imagining and creation of artworks.


Education:


I studied privately under Anthony Padavano and George Peter; I studied under Isaac Soyer at the New School in New York City; I received my BFA from Manhattanville College, and my MFA from SUNY New Paltz. I apprenticed under Seymour Lipton in New York City; I studied marble carving at the School of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara Italy, I studied printmaking under John Ross—author of the classic text "The Complete Printmaker;" and for over fifty years I have taken photographs and manipulated the final images to express my creative vision. I have taught art to people of all ages from elementary school children in the Scarsdale, New York public school system, to people in retirement homes. 


Public and other Collections:


My art work is, or has been, on public display at the American Museum Of Natural History, New York, New York; the Oakland Museum, Oakland, California; the Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, Arizona; the Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, Illinois; the Hartzfeld Building in Kansas City, Missouri; the Citizen’s Bank Building in Flint, Michigan; the Edgemont High School Library in Scarsdale, New York; the University of Michigan’s School of Business Administration’s Executive Education Center, and in various other public and private collections worldwide. I also helped design some early internet sites including those of  People’s Republic of China, Masco Corporation, Internet.com, WebReference.com and CoolCentral.com. Prior to that I worked on multimedia interactive design projects that were installed in the Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington; and the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington.

These days I primarily use my artworks to help raise funds for charities I believe in, like "NORD" the National Organization for Rare Disorders which provides support for children and adults suffering from any of over 1,200 rare diseases and conditions.

From "Tree Spirit" Sculpture Commissioned by the U of M School of Business Adminstration

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Dividend Magazine Article Part 1

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Dividend Magazine Article Part 2

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