Monday, November 19, 2007


Showing Collage

Studio Display

Opening my studio each year gives the community of Durango and the surrounding region an opportunity to view my art works that span almost 40 years. I offer paintings, prints, collage, drawings, sculpture, and artists' books for sale during this event. Studio visits allow the artist and viewer to have a personal connection which is not always the case when the artist only shows work through the gallery system. Thus I have always tried to make this a regular practice, beginning in Southern California with other artists and craftspeople... and in recent years on my own.


Lichen Tree

Sandy Creek

I have just finished my outdoor installations at Edgemont Highlands, Durango, CO for this year. Over a period of three years I have created over 30 environmental art sites along the wild trails of this development in my role as artist-in-residence. These sites are meant to be slowly discovered as residents wander and hike. Many of the sites are designed to be interactive and educational, acquainting residents with the history of the area, seasonal change and animal life. These sculptures are created from primarily natural exception being the use of fragments from an historic water system. As the residents hike along the trails, "forest rooms" offer a place in which to sit, rest and meditate. Other pieces are meant to be seen from a distance. All these sculptural works bring to the community a sense of place and a heightened awareness of the surrounding natural landscape.

Monday, November 12, 2007


"Detritus" Book

The artists' book, "Detritus" has recently been published. This book documents a series (15 in all) of outdoor open book sculptures that were completed from 1992-2001. The edition is 50 and 18 pages are offset printed with photos and text - enclosed in a handmade paper cover, pamphlet style. This book joins other editioned books (4 in all so far) that document my work in the environment. Available through the artist.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Artists' Books display, Del Mar, California

October: A drive to Southern California (my home for my first 47 years) and a ten day visit with family and friends. Artists' books were placed at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla and UCSanDiego Mandeville Library, Special Collections. Fire pushed by Santa Ana winds were part of the experience.