A collection of figure drawings. These drawings range from fast and gestural to those that are more fully developed. They also show the influence of several of my teachers from over the years.
Here are a few academic pieces made from cast sculptures. While many artist today find this type of training tedious, I found it to be a critical part of my own development. It helped me become more patient, gave me time to study the effects of light on form and taught me a logical progression in making a picture, one that I can choose to use or not.
These photographs were made along a motorcycle odyssey across Canada and the US. I rode alone with a Leica M3 for about a month and a half. My old bike had a lot of mechanical problems along the way. This meant that I broke down several times, stayed in places and met people that I would never have otherwise encountered. On one occasion, a black bear woke me up by sniffing along the outside of my tarp. This said, I was never truly alone.
This is a collection of portraits done mostly with graphite. I am after a likeness in this work. I am also trying to express something about who a person is - perhaps my feelings about them or toward them, even perfect strangers or something about their energy and the way they fill space. I find this pursuit infinitely challenging as well as immensely rewarding.
The painter Morandi wrote: "One can travel the world and see nothing. To achieve understanding, it is not necessary to see many things, but to look hard at what you see."
This is a collection of still lifes made in 2015 and 2016. They are a part of an ongoing interest in looking for and expressing the significance of even the most commonplace of things.
Here are pictures from an ongoing study of paint and the human figure.
Here are photographs made at an anti-war rally in NYC from the beginning of the Iraq War, a war that many considered an illegal occupation.
This is a body of photographs made on the 75th anniversary of Gandhi's Salt March. For 25 days, a group of delegates walked in Gandhi's footsteps, retracing his steps through the Indian state of Gujarat.