To put it with quantum physics: Matter is only a temporarily appearance of energy. If energy is released out of matter, there will be no position, no shape, no identity anymore.
I love the unexpected effects that happen when pigments meet paper and water in differing dilutions and mix with each other with glorious abandon allowing me to discover flora and fauna which are more fantasy than reality. It is an expression of my inner self and the harmony of life.
I was mentored by great art directors and photo editors. This enabled my skipping art school, completely. I pitched my creative ideas directly to “enablers.” My artistic abilities enabled assignments with the world’s largest ad agencies and corporations. This funded my rapid development, as a working artist…
There is much beauty to behold in this world, moments that the eye captures, the wonders it sees… moments that should be committed to perpetual memory, but sadly only to become fragments of a faded recollection, or more often, simply forgotten. I draw inspiration to record these timeless and special moments, to capture them in my mind’s eye, and through my lens, transforming each image and committing them to permanent form.
What would it be like to look upon an utterly non-human unearthly entity? How would a landscape feel if it were occupied by something that was truly not us? Is there some common nature shared by all possible forms of life, even those that might never come to pass?
I paint in many different styles utilizing a variety of innovative mediums and materials. My abstract geode paintings evolved from experimentation with an elixir of inks, pigments, paints, and resin. I also love working with the ancient medium of encaustic with its layering and textural abilities.
My current work seeks to express itself through a mixture of realism, abstract realism, and surrealism. In this way, it explores the external world of the artist and at the same time his inner universe, a space where subjectivity dominates over everything else.
Working consistently over the last thirty years at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, I have aspired to see and listen to the beat of this exquisite environment. I strive to come closer to producing a statement illustrating that in a world of horror, chaos, and injustice, the beauty of nature and the light that is cast upon it, is always here.
I choose to paint women in transition focusing on the strength that lies within. Sometimes being honest is an act of bravery.
“The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand got me started in architectural photography. Old, new, elaborate or plain, tall or small; these constructions reflect people and their personalities. They express their personality and life in those buildings. I am using the architect’s creativity combined with my own to express what is important to me with enough room for the viewer to find his own meaning and vision.