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Over the last 30 years I continue to develop a strong philosophy that is rooted in the Native American concept of a loving creator. These influences are evident in many of my paintings, where the theme is expression of ethos-derived experiments in concepts such as duality, balance, unification of opposites and spiritual efflorescence. Some of the paintings you see in the gallery go back to 1983. I am self-taught in the application of media choices; graphite, watercolor, acrylic, clay and metal. Being mechanically inclined as well, I have always been intrigued by a machine aesthetic that is being integrated into my artistic expressions. The sculptures you see in the gallery are predominately from within the last year (2007) and mark my desire for free expression unencumbered by practical utility that drives architecture more than its balancing component. These pieces are manifestations of explorations into organic expression- organism - derived from machine components. All components are mechanically attached in their traditional spirit- there is no glue, welding or 'stickum' of any kind. Moreover, the components are all functionally interdependent. The four chess pieces 'pawn, knight, bishop and queen' are expressing the virtual organism, in the overt sense, through the manipulation and redefinition-through-application of familiar machine components in a new or unfamiliar context. Additionally, chess being an ancient game, these pieces aim to convey an idea of feeling about the culture from which they are derived. They are "old school feudalism power" commenting on underlying themes motivating in contemporary societal construct through the collective subconscious (Carl Jung) of archetypal influences. Furthermore, primitive archetypal influences, far older than the expressions of the Dark Ages, are clearly motivating within the ethos of humanity providing untapped as-of-yet sources of expression to be explored.

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