Artist Statement: "The play's the thing...."
"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it." -- Robert Motherwell
Why Art? And, why my art? The classic question for any artist's statement. Art is a form of play.
Remember finger painting? Dipping your finger into liquid, looking at the huge piece of paper before you, and dragging the finger in a swoop across the paper? Now, that is magic. What about the first time you saw the 64-color box of Crayola crayons, with the built-in sharpener? Remember Spirograph, Etch-a-Sketch, Play-Doh? For all the high-flying rhetoric regarding the value of art, I see it as a highly focused form of play. As the singer and conductor, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau said: "In fact, the element of play has an important role in my life, and I think that should be the case in the life of every artist. Our life is occupied with playing, whether we play an instrument or a role."
Why my art? Because it is the most fun I have ever had in my life. Because I love to do it. Because I didn't stop in 6th grade, as most people do. I persevered. All the talent in the world is worthless without perseverance.
One more quote: "People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I'm this cool, brooding artist. But I'm just having fun with it." -- Lenny Kravitz
Prices for artwork are available on request. Commissions accepted on a case-by-case basis.