I am captivated by the ways sculpture can embody a timeless historical reflection of a culture's beliefs, and how the artist, as interpreter, transforms those beliefs into form. Through the symbolic nature of my work, I pays homage to an ancient spirituality that is captured in the extensive exploration of form, texture, and color.
Sculptural works are primarily hand built using a modified pinch-method of construction. Small dabs of clay are added one by one until the form is complete. This technique is slow, tranquil, and meditative, allowing the spirit of the form to evolve over a period of time. I think of my works as reflecting a spiritual resonance that spans from ancestral musings to organic contemporary.
2016 FOUNDRY CONCERNING THE SPIRITUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, ST. CHARLES, MO.
2016 PEWABIC CERAMIC TILE JURIED EXHIBITION, DETROIT, MI.
2016/2017 HOPKINS ARTSTREET PUBLIC ART JURIED EXHIBITION
2015 REPRESENTED BY TWISTED ELEMENTS GALLERY, INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CENTER
2014 FEATURED ARTIST FIREFLY GALLERY
ARCHITECTURAL CERAMICS EXHIBIT, VISUAL ARTS GALLERY, INTERNATIONAL MARKET SQUARE
CLAY SQUARED GALLERY, MINNESOTA TILE ASSOCIATION GROUP SHOW
MODULAR ARCHITECTURAL AND SCULPTURE INDIVIDUAL SHOW, FRANK STONE GALLERY
GARDEN SHOW, GOOD LIFE GALLERY
SOLO SHOW AT THE MACROSTIE ARTS CENTER
INVITATIONAL SCULPTURAL SHOW ART ATTACK, NORTHRUP KING GROUP GALLERY
MINNETONKA CENTER FOR THE ARTS GROUP JURIED HOLIDAY SHOW
MINNETONKA CENTER FOR THE ARTS GROUP JURIED FIGURATIVE SHOW
INDIVIDUAL SHOW, INTO THE MYSTIC GALLERY
COMMISSION "WAVE MODULES VANISHING EDGE POOL", ELDON AND VALERIE OLDRE, ARCHITECT GLENN WISER
COMMISSION "PLANTERS", ARCHITECT TOM RAUSHER / RAUSHER ROBILHAUD LTD
COMMISSION "SPIRIT GARDEN SERIES", DAVE KOPFMAN
COMMISSION "SPIRIT TOTEM 2", YARDSCAPES INC.
COMMISSION "INDOOR FOUNTAIN", ELDON AND VALERIE OLDRE
COMMISSION "TOTEM 5", ROSEMARY JANUSCHKA
BEST OF SHOW AWARD, INNOVATIVE NEW PRODUCT 70TH AIA CONVENTION
BEST OF SHOW AWARD, MIDWEST JURIED SCULPTURE SHOW
PURCHASE AWARD, TWEED MUSEUM OF ART "DOUBLE VASE"
BEST OF SHOW AWARD, "SPIRIT IN-CASED", MACROSTIE ARTS CENTER JURIED SHOW
UPTOWN ART FAIR JUROR, SCULPTURE AND GLASS
INSTRUCTOR, MINNETONKA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
PURCHASE AWARD, TWEED MUSEUM OF ART "WOMEN 1, 2, AND 3"
INSTRUCTOR, SPLIT ROCK WORKSHOP "HAND-BUILDING WITH SOUL", DULUTH, MN