192" x 264" x 192"
painted steel and burnished stainless steel
Navy Pier, Pier Walk 2002, Chicago, IL
The imagism in this body of sculptural steel work was influenced by an
exploration of the essential nature of the medium, its suggestibility, and the
processes utilized in combining dissimilar shapes of materials whose customary
usage is in construction. My process involves the direct manipulation of
materials, unaided by preparatory drawings, with structural steel forms and
flame-cut drop outs altered by torch cutting and machining, and further refined by
hand. However, surface and color solutions finalized in the sculptures were
initially explored in drawings. Paint and patination were applied to shapes to
emphasize, define, enhance, contrast, or chromatically contradict surfaces. The
power of the accumulative materials evolves into a gestural presence: an
immediate sense perception of form laden with symbolic significance. The
objects are abstract constructions ― the imagery, subjective.
Night Sea Passage
120" x 240" x 72"
North Carolina Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, 2002
156" x 72" x 92"
The 19th Annual Abilene Outdoor Exhibition,
1999, Abilene, TX
144" x 240" x 90"
painted steel and abrasive blasted stainless steel
216" x 345" x 180"
painted steel, cooper metalized steel (patinated),
and burnished silicon bronze
Pier Walk 2000, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL and
Oakton Sculpture Park, Oakton Community College, 2000
Des Plains, IL