For nearly twenty years my work has been involved with nature and how humans relate to it. My indoor installations metaphorically explore the relationship of humans with the natural environment - the primary concern in these installations is humans "use" and "misuse" of water and to increase viewers appreciation of this resource. The installations combine a reverence for the natural with a consciousness of the great gulf between nature and mechanized culture.
My outdoor works reflect my interest in indigenous architecture and traditional cultures. The works, built with simple direct ways of construction, are meant to "rest easy" in the environment where they are placed and not in conflict with it.
- 1979-2000 Extensive travel in Europe, Mideast, Africa, Central and South America and Asia observing indigenous cultures with a particular interest in rural architecture.
- 1968-1972 Museum School of Art, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX.
- 1965-1967 Resided in Italy and Switzerland
GRANTS, RESIDENCIES, SYMPOSIA
- 2001 19th International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh, PA: Panelist, Water & Sculpture.
- 2001 Monarch Contemporary Sculpture Park, Tenino, Washington: SHADOW RING, Artist-in-Residence Project.
- 2001 Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Dallas, TX: Grant to produce OCTAGONAL CORD.
- 2000 California State University, Bakersfield, CA: SPACE FOR CONTEMPLATION, Artist-in-Residence Project.
- 1999 Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania: STRUCTURES FOR A LITHUANIAN FOREST, 7th International Sculpture Symposium.
- 2001 Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, California State Un., San Bernardino, CA: GURGLE, WEEP, FLOW. (catalog).
- 1997 Palos Verdes Art Center, Beckstrand Gallery, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA: ENTER, WALK, LISTEN.
- 1997 Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa: SOURCE.
- 1996 Palos Verdes Art Center, Collector's Gallery, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA: SELECTIONS 1993-1996.
- 1994 Ventura College, Ventura, CA: CONTAINMENT.
- 1992 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA: SPLIT STREAM, sculpture in conjunction with INSTRUMENTS OF SOUND.
- 1991 Chaffey College Campus, Rancho Cucamonga, CA: EARTH WHEEL, site specific installation.
- 1990 Chaffey College, Wignall Museum/Gallery Annex, Rancho Cucamonga, CA: FINDINGS. (catalog).
SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
- 2001 Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA: INVESTIGATING NATURE.
- 1999 El Camino College, Torrance, CA: CROSS CURRENTS.
- 1998 Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA: ELEMENTS. (catalog).
- 1998 Un. of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA: SCULPTURAL RHYTHMS, three person exhibition.
- 1997 SITE, Los Angeles, CA: H2O AN ENVIRONMENT, two person exhibition.
- 1996 Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA: PURSUIT: MAZE I, Collaborative Project, and
- 1996 Chaffey College, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA: PURSUIT: MAZE II , Collaborative Project, (catalog).
- 1995 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA: NATURE RE(CONTAINED). (catalog).
- 1994 Vacaville Museum, Vacaville, CA: ARTISTS ON WATER. (catalog).
- 1993 The Art Works, Riverside, CA: CAUSE & EFFECT, two person exhibition.
- 1992 Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX: CREATION AND RECLAMATION.
- 1991 Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, CA: A PEOPLE PLACE, Collaborative Project.
- 1990 Security Pacific Gallery at the Plaza, Los Angeles, CA: OF NATURE & NATION. (catalog).
- 1990 Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA: MANIPULATED ENVIRONMENTS. (catalog).
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
- Monarch Sculpture Park, Tenino, Washington: SHADOW RING.
- Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania: STRUCTURES FOR A LITHUANIAN FOREST.
- Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA: EARTH WHEEL.
- Northwood Institute, Cedar Hill, Dallas, TX.
- University of Texas at Austin, School of Law: Gift of Hyder Foundation.
- Devorah L. Knaff, "Mechanical forest reveals…" The Press-Enterprise, (Riverside, CA), Oct. 20, 2001, p.E7.
- Kathleen Whitney, "Going Natural." World Sculpture News, (Hong Kong) Summer, 2001, p. 22.
- Alec Clayton, "Visiting artists draw …" The Olympian, (Olympia, Washington) June 22, 2001, p.10.
- Joyce Ellen Weinstein, "Europos Parkas, Open-Air Museum…" Sculpture, (Hamilton, N.J.) Dec., 2000, p.9.
- Karen Frimkess Wolff, "A Reasonable Facsimile…" M.A. Thesis Cal. State Un. Northridge, June, 2000, 115 pp.
- Suvan Geer, "Cross Currents." ArtScene, (L.A., CA) December, 1999, p.13.
- Megumi Sando, "Cross Currents exhibition at …" Easy Reader, (Torrence, CA), December 2, 1999.
- Josef Woodard, "Sculptors' Works." L.A. Times, (L.A., CA), April 9, 1998.
- Suvan Geer, "Pat Warner at Beckstrand Gallery." Artweek, (San Jose, CA),Nov.,1997, p.24.
- Meredith Grenier, "Enter, Walk, Listen." Daily Breeze, (Torrance, CA), Aug. 20, 1997,
- Matt Peiken, "Water art ..." Daily Republic, (Fairfield, CA), March 25, 1994, p.C5.
- Devorah L. Knaff, "Two Complementing Duos." The Press-Enterprise, (Riverside, CA), April. 18, 1993, p.D2.
- Paul Salopek, "Earth, air, water ..." El Paso Times, (El Paso, TX), Mar 26, 1992.
- Brian Soergel, "Nature demonstrates ..." Daily Bulletin, (Upland, CA), Mar 2, 1991, p.A10.
- Dinah Berland, "Contributing to solution ..." Press-Telegram, (Long Beach, CA), Sept. 23, 1990, p.E3.
- Duncan Simcoe, "Timeless Impressions." Artweek, Feb. 22, l990, p.l7.
- GURGLE, WEEP, FLOW, Kathleen Whitney, California St. Un., 2001, San Bernardino, CA.
- ELEMENTS, Scott Canty, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, 1998, Los Angeles, CA.
- PURSUIT: MAZE I & MAZE II, Merle Schipper, Chaffey College, 1996, Rancho Cucamonga, CA & Fullerton College, 1996, Fullerton, CA.
- NATURE RE(CONTAINED), Dorrit Rawlins, Irvine Fine Arts Center, 1995, Irvine, CA.
- MANIPULATED ENVIRONMENTS, Michael Laurence, Long Beach City College, 1990, Long Beach, CA.
- OF NATURE AND NATION, Security Pacific Corp., 1990, Los Angeles, CA.
- FINDINGS, Suvan Geer, Chaffey College, l990, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
- NATURAL SOURCES, Lawrence Gipe, Angels Gate Cultural Center, 1987, Los Angeles.