How do I Love Thee, oh Horse? In so many different ways!

April 22nd, 2015
How do I Love Thee, oh Horse? In so many different ways!

The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke. Jerzy Kosinski Time… the creation of a bronze sculpture takes an immense amount of time, skill and dedication. It is not an endeavor to be undertaken without a great deal of care, commitment and, yes, love. You have to love what you do […]

Blood Moon Eclipse

April 14th, 2014
Blood Moon Eclipse

Once, while camping in the desert in Utah, I was surprised by a full lunar eclipse. The night was so bright that I could literally read a book by moonlight. The canyon walls were sandstone-warm, and red even in the semi-darkness. Somehow, despite the fact that we were all quite attuned to such celestial and […]

Mt. Rushmore and the Geico Gecko

December 3rd, 2012
Mt. Rushmore and the Geico Gecko

I recently saw a very amusing video starring that adorable little gecko with the big brown eyes. You can see it here: He’s walking through what seems to be an industrial tunnel, probably concrete. It’s dank. Depressing. Water seeps through the ceiling. Spoiler alert: there’s a twist at the end of the ad that I’m […]

Mt. Rushmore and the Geico Gecko

December 3rd, 2012

I recently saw a very amusing video starring that adorable little gecko with the big brown eyes. You can see it here: He’s walking through what seems to be an industrial tunnel, probably concrete. It’s dank. Depressing. Water seeps through the ceiling. Spoiler alert: there’s a twist at the end of the ad that I’m […]

Mud, Glorious Mud

June 27th, 2012
Mud, Glorious Mud

There is something very primal about clay. For me, at least. I’ve always had an urge to shape a formless lump of malleable mud into something beautiful, something useful. For many years I made functional pottery. Cookie jars, tea pots, mugs, and more. Now I mostly am a sculptor, only occasionally making utilitarian ware. But […]

Secret Lemonade in the Desert

June 1st, 2012
Secret Lemonade in the Desert

There are those who think Lake Powell is an environmental desecration. I agree. It was a mistake. A political pork barrel. A great tragedy in process. Many say it will fill with silt and sand within a few hundred years and cease to exist. But the old adage: ‘when you are given lemons, make lemonade’ […]

Promises Kept

March 27th, 2011
Promises Kept

  Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love. -David McCullough Exploring the mysteries of the natural world through my art has become my life’s work, whether through the language of realism, abstraction or Visionary Realism. Though it can be grueling, exhausting, frustrating and demanding it is work that I love. […]

Intensity at the easel

March 9th, 2011

  “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.” John Keats What does he mean by “all disagreeable?” I think that he is referring to that state of oblivion when you’re immersed in the creation of your art. When it’s most intense you don’t feel pain, hunger or weariness. […]

Intensity at the easel

March 9th, 2011
Intensity at the easel

  “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.” John Keats What does he mean by “all disagreeable?” I think that he is referring to that state of oblivion when you’re immersed in the creation of your art. When it’s most intense you don’t feel pain, hunger or weariness. […]

Why Do We Create?

February 13th, 2011

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without. – Cecil B. de Mille I can only speak for myself. One of my earliest memories is sitting in the sun in the field below my home making things with sticky red Maryland clay. I was three or four years old. How did I know that the […]