From the time I could walk my parents would take me to the New York City Museums, dad was a talented commercial logo artist conceiving the original coca cola logo among many others. Mid Century Modern always captured my attention and imagination, as a young boy I would sit for long periods of time mesmerized by the shapes, colors and composition.
I have a split personality and pursue a fragmented multi task effort working on several pieces simultaneously in two different areas of concentration, mid century modern all mediums and pop surrealistic photography.
My mid century modern work stems from iconic influences Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelley and Adolf Gottlieb then branches out to take individual form from the viewpoint of a contemporary outsider, brut / raw in nature. Random words, letters and numbers are sometimes planted in the compositions with or without rhyme or reason.
Pop surrealistic photography stems from the influence of Diane Arbus and Mark Ryden and branches out into original portraits that are digitally distorted hand crafted bobble head dolls, each having their own look and personality. I never write down or save the complex technical information, it would be an extremely difficult task to exactly duplicate a bobble head doll and anyway who in their right mind would want to try.