ODE TO LOU CHRISTIE
12 ft high
oil base paint on welded steel.
My art, born from the need I feel to create and to manipulate metal
into forms and shapes that come from my love of nature, appear at first to
be part of an insiders joke. Though my work is whimsical it still involves
the viewer to come to terms with what I believe the future may hold for us.
From my NuClear Flower series to to my larger installation of "Solitude's
Gift" I try to make one aware of our footprint on this rock we call earth.
With Ode to Lou Christie I was having fun paying homage to one of my early
heroes. My art is really about the process -- welding, bending, casting,
painting, and patinating, all done with a sly smile and a twinkle in my eye.