Having dabbled in batik in Toronto in the ‘70s, I began experimenting with dyes and bleach, and developed a dye-stencil technique that began on t-shirts in the early ‘80s. After creating and selling hundreds of t-shirts to friends and trendy boutiques along Queen St. West, I felt confident in applying this technique to large-scale canvas. […]
Disclaimer: These images may be inappropriate or offensive to viewers. You should be 18 years or older to view them. “The Family Jewels – Crowns for the Prince” was a collaborative work with a fellow artist who created a line of jewelry to adorn the penis. We invited 25 Eureka Spring’s men to model the […]
Disclaimer: These images may be inappropriate or offensive to some viewers. You should be 18 years or older to view them. Key West artists were invited to participate in “Raw Material,” a one-night “raw and uncensored” exhibit organized in a large abandoned shrimping warehouse on Stock Island in 1995. The theme was sex. I […]
Scouring local flea markets and garage sales for unusual objects to incorporate into art, I was struck by the inordinate number of plastic and ceramic “chotchkes” I encountered. Bunnies, unicorns, angels, Madonna’s, Santa’s, etc., were found in abundance, and bought and collected for more than a year. My fascination with these objects, and the people […]
“A Community At Peace” is a multi-media installation that debuted November 17, 2008 at The Space in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to coincide with “World Peace Day.” I invited 550 Eureka Spring’s residents to sit for individual portraits while they prayed for, visualized, meditated on, or simply thought about peace. The black-and-white digital photographs were shot […]
“The Chair Series” was my first foray into found object assemblage. Settled in 1992 in my new, large studio at the Harris School in Key West, I compulsively collected objects, especially old chairs, found abandoned in the local streets. “Death of a Medium,” was the start of this symbolic journey – an old chair, a […]
“Headlites” was a series of found object assemblages inspired by an antique German doll head. Local ceramic artist Lynn Williams cast 25 replicas of the head in porcelain, which I hand-painted and combined with lamp parts and found objects. The sculptures were wired to illuminate and all 24 pieces were exhibited at Rococo Gallery in […]
The “Doll Series” was a collection of still-life photographs inspired by three antique dolls I called the Three Muses. It was my first venture into melding assemblage with photography. The photographs were shown during the 2003 White Street Studio Walk at Lux Studio.
Having gained confidence as photojournalist for the Lovely County Citizen I embarked on my first portrait series, involving the artist community of Eureka Springs. It documented 75 artists in 60 individual photographs and was shown at Lux’s Studio in 2004. The entire collection was purchased by Marty and Elise Roenigk.
I received Best in Show for “Test Pattern,” a mixed media, found object assemblage, at a juried exhibit of LGBT artists at the East Martello Museum in Key West in 1994. “Shocking Untold Story,” a mixed media collage was also featured in the exhibit.