A R T I S T G A L L E R Y
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41 Branch Point Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
I was trained as a painter but gradually realized that the two dimensional format became uncomfortable and restrictive for me. The paintings seemed to urge me to translate my thoughts and ideas into a three dimensional form. My early pieces of sculpture were basically two dimensional until the mid-seventies. By then I had trained my mind to develop ideas in two dimensional sketches and “see” them as being three dimensional objects.
I prefer working with steel for several reasons. For me, steel has both lyrical and stoic qualities. The apparent cold, hard qualities of the material can be softened by its form and the way light plays across the surfaces, as well as the warmth of the patina that the weathered surfaces provide. Most, if not all of my sculptures rely on a positive and negative space design concept that I have been intrigued with since my painting days. Also important are the ever changing shadows that occur within or around each piece. The fact that most of my pieces can be shown inside or outside is exciting to me because of changing persona that they take on depending on the surrounding environment and light. Lastly, I have to admit that I enjoy not only the envisioning of the pieces, but also the physical effort required to complete those visions.
My work in sculpture was put on hold starting about 1977 because of my career in Parks and Forestry with the Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was a extremely interesting and fulfilling career and I retired from that position in 2001. Also, in 1986 I started a canoe and kayak business that I still operate today.
My desire to return to sculpture was always a goal for me and, in 2010, I established another workshop for creating sculpture again. Although I had to put working on sculpture on hold for over thirty years, I feel very good about my direction and the new pieces and have received several awards in several local New England juried shows. Above all, I am thrilled with the opportunity and ability to create again.