Writing: Artist's Statements

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Temples & Cathedrals

“Temples and Cathedrals” is an on-going series of large-scale mixed-media drawings, utilizing the ‘wax resist’ technique. Executed on paper, these black and white works use wax as a resist for subsequent ink washes, which are then further developed in charcoal, […]

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Living with an animal that magnificent was a privilege, like living with great old trees. He was so big, and his anatomy was so beautiful. You could see all of his muscles and tendons ripple as he moved. He was the most impressive creature you ever saw. You just assumed he was some sort of a God.

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The Great War and Me

“The Great War and Me” is a series of paintings and drawings based on my Grandfather’s experiences in WWI. It was only after accidentally finding his journal that I learned about his involvement in The Great War. After enlisting in […]

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The Rilke Series

Starting in the early 1990’s, I began working on a series of paintings and drawings based on the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. The paintings and drawings are not illustrations, per se, but rather visual responses to the mood, imagery […]

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Abandoned Row Houses, Richmond, Virginia

Abandoned Houses

When we lived in Virginia, we spent the summers on the Northern Neck, an unprepossessing area patch-worked together by the relatively poor truck farms of the locals and vacation homes for more wealthy people from Richmond and Washington, DC. My first impressions of the area were not favorable; I found the brackish land to be too flat, too monotonous, too scrubby.

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