Shelter

Shelter

copper, stainless steel, glass, wood

A beautiful place to be.

Shelter - woven side

Shelter - woven side

copper, Ink and acrylic

Scorpion Sculpture

Scorpion Sculpture

For the lobby of the Scorpion company building. 7ft tall, 9ft wide. Steel and a transparent black patina.

Elements - Earth, Water, Wind Fire

Elements - Earth, Water, Wind Fire

15 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft

Steel and glass on shredded bark with rock.  Motion activated sound related to water, wind and fire.

Elements is my version of the classical western four basic elements:  earth, water, fire and air.  Three of the shapes are steel and the fourth is a boulder representing earth.  The metal shapes are tessellations. Each fits together like a puzzle.  These shapes show movement, reminiscent of the movement of wind, fire and water.  A “petroglyph” of the common symbols for each element is represented on the corresponding piece. My concept expresses the inter-relatedness of the elements by using tessellating forms. 

Santa Clarita is on the edge of the wildland. The recent fires are still fresh in my mind: with the scorched earth, the need for water during the drought affecting the dryness of the vegetation, wind that are fire & Santa Ana related as well as compromised air quality and El Nino rains. The concept speaks to me of our community. 

Improvisation

Improvisation

steel, glass, wire

commissioned

Decorative Shelf Commission

Decorative Shelf Commission

steel, glass and plexiglas.  Wall mounted shelf to support a important and significant object.

Intrigue

Intrigue

woven copper, inks, acrylics, wood

19 x 13.25 x 1.75

Counterpoint

Counterpoint

Counterpoint

steel, glass, copper, acrylic paintings

24” x 24” x 4”

This is a part of the series of the visualization of music. It represents male and female aspects that work together in harmony. The female aspect has beautiful curving steel lines and shapes, copper, glass and painting. The make aspect is more angular and patterned.

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From The Ashes - Rhapsody

From The Ashes - Rhapsody

Burnt wood and copper

44.5" x 26.5" x 4"

From the Ashes - Rhapsody, illustrates my strong belief that good things can arise or surface after something bad has happened.

Nexus

Nexus

Installed on the College of the Canyons campus in Santa Clarita.  The sculpture is stainless steel and ten feet tall.  It was created to inspire and reflect student success.

 

I designed this sculpture. The students in my metal sculpture course fabricated my design under my direction.

 

 

L'Dor V'Dor

L'Dor V'Dor

woven copper and stainless steel

13' x 5'

The Artist’s Interpretation of the L’Dor V’Dor Sculpture – Continuity and Unity

The tallit remembers lost loved ones, celebrates adulthood and connects us with God.  It looks well worn, containing some odd bits and pieces of copper and wire “thread”, helping it to appear tattered.  Passed down from generation to generation different: families, congregations, communities, Nations, all woven together into the fabric of our lives.  Bands of mirrored stainless steel with three stripes of words in six languages, (Hebrew, Chinese, English, Farsi, Spanish & Igbo, [Nigerian dialect], that say:  “From Generation to Generation”.

It represents individual differences, showing how, when linked together, they become part of our texture, beauty and strength.  The words, vertical, as if the tallit is opened flat, make it intentionally difficult to read.  Some words are ordered differently, encouraging the viewer to look beyond the language and absorb the message.  I did not want people to concentrate on their own language, but to see these words as unity and continuity.  Minimizing our differences while maximizing our similarities.

The center is a stainless steel Torah Scroll, our past, present and future.  We reach out and touch the torah and I believe it touches us back.  The copper hands represent three generations, all reaching out and touching the torah.  The hands also form the eternal flame when viewed from a distance. I placed tzitzit (fringes) on the upper corners to represent joy and faith.

Joe's Woman (front detail)

Joe's Woman (front detail)

Joe's Woman

24" x 48"

Copper

This lovely commissioned piece is a part of an outdoor structure.  It is viewable from both sides.  This is a detail of the front view.  It was inspired by the artist Mucha.

Joe's Woman (rear detail)

Joe's Woman (rear detail)

Joe's Woman

24" x 48"

Copper

This lovely commissioned piece is a part of an outdoor structure.  It is viewable from both sides.  This is a detail of the rear view.  It was inspired by the artist Mucha.

Down and Out Blues

Down and Out Blues

steel, glass, wire, acrylic paintings

Part of the visualization of music series.

I created Down and Out Blues to express the angst felt in our country and the world. Inspired by Blues music, I have abstractly represented dejected, hopeless people and feelings about being abandoned by God through the use of downward facing curves. The crowns are the symbol for the bit of godliness in each of us. Knots of anxiety, twisting and turning, nervous quavering all make an appearance. Down and Out Blues is 36” x 24” x 4” and is a wall relief.

Down & Out Blues (Detail)

Down & Out Blues (Detail)

Down and Out Blues (Detail)

steel, glass, wire, acrylic paintings

36” x 24” x 4” 

$2,050.00

This is a detail of the lower right portion of the artwork. The twisted and wrapped wire in the background represents "scat", wordless vocal improvisation often heard in this genre. The exquisite blue glass is clearly seen in this photo. See the description under the full picture. Part of the series inspired by music.

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Ubiquitous Trio

Ubiquitous Trio

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Ubiquitous Trio

steel, copper and glass

5’ 2” x 3’ x 3'

Ubiquitous Trio is simply three street musicians in the act of making music. The musician on the left has spiked hair and has his head raised with "attitude". The center musician has his head bowed, immersed and concentrating on the music he is playing. The musician on the right is just standing and making music. Part of the series The Visualization of Music”.

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Ubiquitous Trio (Detail)

Ubiquitous Trio (Detail)

Ubiquitous Trio (Detail)

steel, copper and glass

5’ 2” x 3’ x 3'

Detail photo. One of my favorite photos of this work. I think the photo is a work of art itself! It shows the details representing an instrument with keys. See the whole photos description for more information.

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Ubiquitous Trio (Detail)

Ubiquitous Trio (Detail)

Ubiquitous Trio (Detail)

steel, copper and glass

5’ 2” x 3’ x 3'

Detail photo. You are seeing the detail representing the musicians heads. Each one has its own attitude and character. See the whole photos description for more information.

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Ubiquitous Trio (Detail)

Ubiquitous Trio (Detail)

Ubiquitous Trio (Detail)

steel, copper and glass

5’ 2” x 3’ x 3'

Detail photo. The photo shows a detail representing the music the musicians are playing. You see crumpled copper, glass and epoxy/pastel among the steel forms. See the whole photos description for more information.(ms1074fs)

Jazz Fusion

Jazz Fusion

Jazz Fusion

steel, glass, acrylic paintings, wire

23" x 32" x 4" 

Sold - Commission 

Part of the series inspired by music.  Jazz Fusion is a celebration of Jazz music. Jazz is a genre of American music that originated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the Southern United States as a combination of European harmony and forms with African musical elements. The twisted and wrapped wire in the background represents "scat", wordless vocal improvisation.

I think this sums it up:  In a 1988 interview, jazz musician J. J. Johnson said, "Jazz is restless. It won't stay put and it never will".

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Jazz Fusion (Detail)

Jazz Fusion (Detail)

Jazz Fusion (detail)

steel, glass, acrylic paintings, wire

23" x 32" x 4" 

NFS

Series inspired by music.  Jazz Fusion is a celebration of Jazz music. This is a detail photo of the lower right corner.  The twisted and wrapped wire in the background represents "scat", wordless vocal improvisation often heard in this genre.  See the description under the full photo.

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Jazz Fusion (Painting Detail)

Jazz Fusion (Painting Detail)

Jazz Fusion (detail)

steel, glass, acrylic paintings, wire

23" x 32" x 4" 

NFS

Part of the series inspired by music.  Jazz Fusion is a celebration of Jazz music. This photo is a detail of one of the acrylic paintings, on ampersand board, in this artwork.

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Vivacé

Vivacé

Vivacé

steel, glass, copper, ink, acrylic paintings

24” x 36” x 4”

Vivacé means vivid or lively in musical terms. This piece has a very powerful energy, it almost appears to be moving, jumping off of the wall. Your eyes bounce from element to element, enjoying the details, feeling the music. Part of the series “The Visualization of Music”.

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Vivacé (Detail)

Vivacé (Detail)

Vivacé (detail)

steel, glass, copper, ink, acrylic paintings

24” x 36” x 4”

This is a great detail photo! It shows the acrylic painting, created on a board, with its vibrant colors and interesting texture. A heat colored copper circle with copper wire lacing and glass pieces & bits give you a wonderful feel for this artwork. The details are really lovely. Part of the series “The Visualization of Music”.

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Overture

Overture

Overture

steel, glass, copper, ink, acrylic paintings, brass

24” x36” x 4”

Overture is an invitation to come and enjoy the music. This gentle invitation appears to be a more formal, possibly of a classical genre of music. Beautiful details, gentle flow and intriguing paintings make you want to sit and stay a while. Part of the series “The Visualization of Music”.

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Overture (painting detail)

Overture (painting detail)

Overture (detail of painting)

steel, glass, copper, ink, acrylic paintings, brass

24” x 36” x 4”

I love this painting! This photo is a detail of one of the acrylic paintings with a beautiful variety of colors and textures. Part of the series “The Visualization of Music”.

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Interlude (angled view)

Interlude (angled view)

Interlude

stainless steel, glass, copper, acrylic painting

6’ x 3’ x 8"

sold - private collection

Part of the visualization of music series. In musical terms, interlude is an instrumental passage, or a piece of music rendered between the parts of a longer piece. This active and flowing artwork never fails to intrigue me. It dominates a room, becoming a focal point as well as a conversation piece.

I included this photo to show you the demensionality and shadows that are integral aspects of all of my metal work. The shadows are an extension of my artwork.

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The Soloist

The Soloist

The Soloist

steel, glass, acrylic painting

6' x 24" x 3"

The Soloist is a single musician playing music. It mounts vertically on the wall with the brackets hidden when seen from the front. The positioning of the upper glass piece and the lower "music" implies an longer instrument. Possibly a saxophone, bass or use your own imagination to ponder the possibilities of what it might be. I love the minimalist simplicity of this piece. Additional photos are shown on the "shop" page. Part of the series “The Visualization of Music”.

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The Soloist (Detail)

The Soloist (Detail)

The Soloist (detail)

steel, glass, acrylic painting

6' x 24" x 3"

Part of the series “The Visualization of Music”.. This detail of the The Soloist is possibly the head or hair… it us up to you... (ms1071wm)

The Soloist (Detail)

The Soloist (Detail)

The Soloist (detail)

steel, glass, acrylic painting

6' x 24" x 3"

This detail represents the music being played by the artist. Additional photos are 0n the "shop" page. Part of the series “The Visualization of Music”.

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Journey

Journey

Journey

steel, glass, wood, plexiglass, copper wire

24” x 14” x 12” 

sold - private collection

A Self Portrait. I call it my twisting journey through life, but the title is simply Journey.  The side view shows compartmentalization of different parts or aspects of my life.  Front/Rear view shows me as a, complex, whole person.  The burl wood is a "road block", those things we all have to get around in some manner to move forward with our lives. There is a path in glass and a lot of twists and turns… just as there are in my life.

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The Cube

The Cube

The Cube

Steel on Plexiglass. (stand is included)

24” x 24” x 24”

I challenged myself to fit this into a 2' cubic space. It is a very interesting piece. I find that the more I look at it, the more things I see in it. I have it lit from below. This provides a very nice quality and shadowing in the evening.

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Gnarled Tree

Gnarled Tree

Gnarled Tree

steel on granite

24” x 14” x 20”   2008

sold

Part of a continuing series of steel trees.  Built up drip by drip with an oxyacetylene torch and steel rods.  I welded an armature before I began the drip process.

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Flowering Tree

Flowering Tree

Flowering Tree

steel, glass, stone base

21” x 14” x 12” 

sold

This was the first in my continuing series of steel trees.  I enjoy making them. I love trees. Each sculpture is as unique as the trees they represent.  

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Universal Love

Universal Love

Universal Love

steel, glass

42” x 36” x 4”  

sold - private collection

The circle on the lower left represents the earth.  As your eye moves upward, there is a cloud shape with "stars" sparkling through.  The work continues upward into deep space where you find a a nebula and  planets.  The crowns represent God presence in the universe.

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Torn (Detail)

Torn (Detail)

Torn

stainless steel, wire mesh

34" x 24" x 5"

sold

A person peering through a torn, jagged opening.  Seeking a better life, but feeling unable to achieve it due to barriers, imagined or real, in their life. So close, but so far away...

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