BIO & STATEMENT
My outlet for innovation and ideas takes the form of wood sculptures as wall reliefs; these eco-friendly mosaics incorporate left-over and unused lengths of picture frame moulding that I cut down into small pieces to be used as my building blocks.
While working as a framer, the original concept behind my artwork was born out of my unwillingness to accept the unavoidable wood scraps of the frame-building process as useless trash. After further cutting down, the resultant wood pieces are selected for their size and shape and glued in place, one by one.
I appreciate the inherent beauty and nostalgia in so-called mundane objects and then super-size them: a bike chain, a telephone rotary dial, an old-fashioned door chain.
Rough-hewn or refined; in natural wood tones or in acrylic or enamel colors; often compared to a jigsaw puzzle, sometimes incorporating mixed media. This labor intensive process yields sculptures numbering many hundreds and sometimes thousands of individually cut pieces.
I enjoy the irony that picture frame moulding, intended only to protect and showcase the art of others, now is the art….truly an amalgam of a framer-turned-artist.
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