Direction of my work.
Much of my sculpture in the past thirty years has related to a series of separations or cutouts and the concept of giving metal a look of softness or tension. Starting with a basic geometric shape, I attempt to visually change the piece by partial or complete separation-along with the process of bending, twisting, crushing or tearing.
I find this direction a never ending source of ideas whether it be small table pieces, wall reliefs or larger outdoor works where massive steel pieces seem to copy the traits of softer more flexible materials. It is this visual and mechanical un-naturalness that generates continued excitement for me in each new work.
My furniture and related wood items are somewhat different in style from my sculpture. Here is where I return to my roots of fine craftsmanship. Wood was the first medium I dealt with as a child. Sawing, drilling, gluing and nailing, making many of my own toys. Still, today, my furniture is well crafted and functional. At times a design stands alone with only one material, while at others, I greatly enjoy mixing materials such as wood, stone, glass and metal with each other.
Regardless of medium or size, I hold craftsmanship high in the creative process. I cannot create without good craft.
Working with private clients, designers and architects.
All work I do has a part of me in each creation. Each commission brings new thoughts and challenges. Working with others will naturally introduce a part of those people into the final design. To think any work is totally new is not realistic. We all draw from others, adding our personal gifts and thoughts.
I enjoy working with both private clients who bring in ideas of a concept for me to design within my style, as well as those who need total assistance. I also am very happy to work with designers who have specific concepts but are open to my ideas and fabrication techniques. All in all, the final artistic product hopefully fulfills the objectives put forth from the start and those involved feel a sense of pride in the work accomplished.
|Allentown City Parks Sculpture Garden ||Allentown, PA|
|Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales ||Center Valley, PA|
|California University of Pennsylvania ||California, PA|
|Cedar Crest College ||Allentown, PA|
|Connell Reality Corp. ||Berkley Heights, NJ|
|Delaware Valley College ||Doylestown, PA|
|Drexel University ||Philadelphia, PA|
|Dwight Englewood School||Englewood, NJ
|East Stroudsburg University ||E. Stroudsburg, PA|
|Edinboro University || Edinboro, PA|
|Elizabethtown College ||Elizabethtown, PA|
|Fox Chase Cancer Center ||Philadelphia, PA|
|Glenpointe, Marriott Hotel ||Teaneck, NJ|
|James Michener Arts Center ||Doylestown, PA|
|Jewish National & University Llibrary ||Jerusalem, Isreal|
|Kutztown University ||Kutztown, PA|
|Lehigh University ||Bethlehem, PA|
|Lehigh Valley Hospital || Allentown, PA|
|Mack-Cali Realty Corp. || Saddle Brook, NJ|
|Millersville University of PA ||Millersville, PA|
|Moravian College ||Bethlehem, PA|
|NJ State Museum ||Trenton, NJ|
|Newark Museum ||Newark, NJ|
|Polytechnic Institute of NYU ||Brooklyn, NY|
|Rutgers University ||New Brunswick, NJ|
|Shippensburg University of PA ||Shippensburg, PA|
|Slippery Rock University of PA ||Slippery Rock, PA|
|State Government of Alaska ||Jeneau, AK|
|Temple University ||Philadelphia, PA|
|University of Notre Dame ||Notre Dame, IN|
|Ursinus College Art Museum ||Collegeville, PA|
|Westchester University ||Westchester, PA|
|Widener University ||Chester PA|
|Woodmere Art Museum ||Philadelphia, PA|