I was born in 1947 and, except for six years in the service, I have resided in rural Pennsylvania. I have worked with wood my entire life and have focused on turned wood art since 1994 and open segmented turnings since 1997.
I find challenge and great appeal in the geometrical patterns afforded by segmented construction. I use simple shapes in much of my work so as not to detract from these patterns. I often use the bowl form so the viewer can appreciate the true complexities of the patterns. By looking into the bowls rather than viewing from the side, the full complexity of the pattern can be perceived. I also like to modify the geometrical constructs with organic elements as in my Emergence and Metamorphic series. This creates tensions that I find pleasing and unexpected.
than trying to make statements about myself or my world, I focus upon creating
objects that are satisfying to hold, view and feel. If you enjoy looking at
and holding my work then I have succeeded.
I authored the book Segmented Wood Turning in order to share my process with other wood artists.
The following is a selection of exhibitions and events in which I have participated:
1997 - American Woodworker Show, Ft. Washington, PA
1998 - Bucks County Sculpture Show
National Exhibition of the American Association of Woodturners Chapters
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Evolution in Wood: Invitational
1999 - Abington Art Center: Regional Wood Turning: Established and Emerging Talent
American Association of Woodturners National Convention, Demonstrated open segmented techniques
1999 through 2007 – Attended the Echo Lake annual collaborative workshop. Member of the steering committee
2001 - Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, Pa: Challenge VI - Insights & Inspirations to Contemporary Turned Objects
2002 - Ellipse Art center, Arlington Virginia: Branching Out: Contemporary
Wood Turning in 2002
Authored the book Segmented Wood Turning, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
2003 through 2007 - del Mano Gallery: Turned Wood – Small Treasures
2004 - Lark Publications: 500 Wood Bowls
Wood Turning Center: Tree Of Life: Wood Art
2004 Through 2007 Sculptural Objects & Functional Art, Chicago
2005 – American Association of Woodturners national convention, Demonstrator
Collectors Of Wood Art National Convention, represented by del Mano Gallery and Wood Turning Center
American Association of Woodturners: reTurn To The Land of Oz
2006 – American Association of Woodturners: Step Up To The Plate
Greater Norristown Art League: Biannual Professional Sculpture Show 2nd Place
New Hope Arts: Works In Wood
2007 – Wharton Eshrick Museum: Not The Same Old Grind, 3rd Place
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