I have been creating three-dimensional, geometric wall sculptures for more than 15 years in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, where I live with my spouse and sometime-collaborator, Paula, and our two enormously entertaining felines.
These pieces -- typically vibrant and often with multiple elements or panels -- use geometric shape, color and the interaction of shapes and colors to express thoughts, feelings and observations in an abstract manner. The work reflects the strong influence of artists such as Frank Stella, Gene Davis and Harvey Littleton. Acknowledging and distilling the impact of these artists, I refer to my work with the shorthand "The Geometry of Abstraction: Shape + Color + Interaction©."
What makes my abstract expression notable is that it runs counter to the precise verbal expression fostered by my education at Georgetown and my experience in legislative lawyering, setting up a creative challenge of communicating non-verbally through the interaction of color and shape.
Almost invariably, the media of these pieces are acrylics on wood, fiberboard or, more recently, canvas. While the non-canvas pieces often have a third dimension of depth, projecting away from a wall, my current work on larger-format canvas, spurred by a curator's thoughtful critique, is two-dimensional with perception of a third dimension.
Although the expression is mine, I hope the resulting abstraction allows the viewer to experience the abstraction from whatever perspective(s) the viewer may bring to a particular piece. Deliberately so, there are no right or wrong interpretations.
My work is a synthesis of the internal -- what I am thinking and feeling at the moment -- and the external -- what is happening more broadly around me, including music and politics. Reflecting my own aesthetic bias (as well as the nature of the shapes and colors), these pieces offer to the viewer a visual rhythm, a geometry of abstraction.
I am a member of the Touchstone Gallery, Wash., D.C., and Washington Project for the Arts.