After receiving my B.A. in Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, I was employed as a research assistant to the chair of the UCLA Design I Media Arts Department. On the return to my hometown of Minneapolis, I continued to pursue my interests in fine art by combining photography and computer collage imagery into an array of work that attempts to convey a sense of the ephemeral and the real. Over the years, as my art work has progressed, my visual and conceptual ideas have also developed and changed. In many of my recent works, my interest in nature and animals has been a recurring theme.
I blend color, light, form, and texture into abstract images to convey both a feeling of recognition and disorientation to the viewer.
Some of the landscape scenes, meant to be recognizable, were projected upon various other selected images, which I believed produces a complimentary but surreal emotional effect. The still life pieces, which also suggest recognizable, symbolic images, uses form, color, and balance to focus and consolidate the compositions impact.
Finally, I wish to express my appreciation to my mentor and friend Professor of Art, Karl Bethke for all his help and support over the years.
In much of my art work, I've attempted to focus on the natural environment. One purpose of my art has been to generate some thought, feelings, and emotions about nature that may not have been expressed in any other way. Although this subject appears to have been elaborately portrayed in various other genre, I feel that my particular perspective can hopefully contribute something novel to this important subject. As everyone experiences Art in a different way, each of us can provide a new perspective on how we view the world. Art is one way I have learned how to connect with the world and its rich natural heritage.