"At the time of night-prayer, as the sun goes down, the route the senses walk on closes, the route to the invisible opens." - Rumi
Employing a belief that there is a constantly invisible dimension to our being where simultaneous elements - such as light and dark, known and unknown, grasped and mysterious - operate within the framework of our daily existence, my works are symbolic of the spiritual longing which permeates us. In each of us, and throughout the universe, there is a synchronous image - not an exact mirror image, but an echo, a ghost image - of the original, creating its own unique visual imprint.
Specifically, whereas Matisse, for example, explored the "Great Indoors"*, I am exploring the "Great Inner World" and how the external world echoes its imprints within us. Speaking of Matisse (and a stated intention for his work), my work also renders a state of soul.*
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), 1976. Most recently I was represented by Cynthia Woody Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona until the gallery closed. In the last few years, in particular, I have been concentrating more fully than ever on painting. Through the years I have had a few solo shows and have been in some group exhibitions. My works are in numerous private collections.
Currently I have a studio in Scottsdale, Arizona.
*Robert Hughes, The Shock Of The New