ARTIST PHILOSOPHY: THE ONLY FAILURE IS NOT TO TRY
I started my artistic career depicting reality in nature and life and have evolved to a more abstract representation of that reality. I view my work as an exciting journey into the unknown. With each step I have unlimited choices to reach my final destination. That end then becomes my new beginning. Working in a variety of mediums enables me to constantly explore new possibilities and to push the composition to the limit. Recycling my artwork by tearing, cutting, repainting, making my own paper from scrap paper and treating various other papers with a variety of art supplies, and also using found objects, has allowed me to expand and explore different ways of presenting my love of man and nature through collage. I feel I can explore my creativity to the fullest when I work this way.
By doing this I am trying to present another dimension to the viewer in an interesting manner - working intuitively, linking one idea to the next as I progress toward a finished piece. This method enables me to keep my work fresh and creative. Early in my career Edgar Degas and then later Robert Rauschenberg has been most influential in my work - giving me permission to try anything.