A frequent theme in my work is the re-definition of common objects and information. This is my response to the unending bombardment of the 24/7 “newsertainment” industry, as my work transmutes language back into real objects. Due to the text-based nature of these works, the viewer is encouraged to participate/ interact with the familiar symbols transformed from their original preprogramed, conditioned perceptions.
My career as a sculptor began in 1970 at age 17, when I apprenticed for a metal sculptor in Coconut Grove, Florida. From 1978 -1997 while working in New York City, I worked on a number of important art/law cases with the renowned art law attorney, Gustave Harrow.
My award winning work has been exhibited in a dozen solo shows and over a 100 group exhibitions in New York, Paris and Miami. In 2001, I won a Public Art commission from Hillsborough County to create two original multi-ton sculptures, made from recycled guns and weapons located at the Sheriffs Headquarters in Ybor City.. Also, I designed and created the Meditation Garden and it's large outdoor granite and stainless steel sculpture at Congregation Kol Ami in Tampa.
My work is listed in the Smithsonian Institution’s inventory of American Painting and Sculpture. Among my collectors was the renowned Richard Brown Baker, whose esteemed collection is now part of the holdings of Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut. My sculptures are held in both public and private collections.
I have been practicing Eastern thought methods and Yoga for over 30 years. I am a certified Amrit Yoga instructor and teach six classes a week in the Tampa Bay area. I teach in the Group FItness Program at the University of South Fla, as well as at Namaste Yoga Studio and Blend-Fitness Gym.