"Expressive Spirit" is a new work that has been created for the Muscatine Art Center in Iowa. Installing in spring 2021.
I have produced over 60 bronze sculptures in the past 30 years. I make my own molds, and waxes. When creating a work I am personally involved in every aspect of the production.
If I am producing a work that is to be cast in bronze, or to be fired as a finished ceramic piece, it all starts with clay. A ceramic piece of mine is a one of a kind work of art .
Creating a portrait sculpture is always a great adventure. The goal is to capture the emotion, likeness, and state of mind of the subject. All of those things with an artistic take on it, equals success.
I really do consider all of my smaller ceramic works to be a maquette for larger bronze pieces. See some of these in this section.
I have recently started doing aluminum casts of some of my works. I am doing lost wax cast pieces as well as trying out sand castings in some cases.
I participate in juried art shows in many places. I also show my work with different organizations, and do some fine art fairs. I like all of these things, it keeps me out there, and in touch.