At the age where I’m expected to plan my retirement, relax and enjoy the last years of my life, I wake up every morning with a feeling of infinite possibilities and unlimited time ahead of me.

I recently signed a long term lease on a house plus art studio in the town of Chapala, Jalisco, MX on Lake Chapala. Since I came here for an artist residency in December 2014 I’ve returned twice a year. See, I fell in love with the magic, the weather, the people, the simple life, the food, the joy. This place fills my heart, my soul, and my creative juices.

So now I live and work in two amazing places on two sweet lakes -- Oakland, CA and Chapala, MX.

Now that my new home is almost set and the studio almost ready I'm about to hit the creative floor running with an idea for a new body of work. These are sculptural pieces that incorporate several of the mediums I've been working with for many years: clay, metal mesh, geo-textile, burlap, multi-media. Many technical questions are coming up and I’m planning to find the answers here in my Chapala studio.

I'm excited. I find myself, once again, at the edge of what I know, exploring new ways, learning new materials, pushing the ones I've been working with for years. After all these years..... isn’t it wonderful?!

As I said, New Beginnings and a hundred years ahead of me.

I will keep you posted.

In the meantime you may want to check out these artists:

El Anatsui, a Ghanaian sculptor active for much of his career in Nigeria. He creates large scale breathtaking ‘fabric’ made out of bottle tops - http://el-anatsui.com

Amador Montes, a Mexican young artist from Oaxaca. He is a multi-disciplinary artist. In his paintings he works with multi-media on large canvases using indigenous symbols in a very contemporary and striking way - http://amadormontes.com.mx

For the last few months I’ve been working with Art21 a wonderful foundry in Zapopan, Guadalajara, MX. I’m learning so much from these generous professionals. This is the small indoor studio where they work on Polymer pieces.
How wonderful it is when a collector sends me a photo of my art in their new home!
In sculpting I approach every medium as a carver uncovering what is within the material and myself. In stone I use chisels, mallets, grinding and cutting wheels; in clay - knives, cutting wire, and wooden blocks.
I’m introducing some new work in my series Poems in Color. Come read about it!

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Here is to new beginnings!

1/31/2018

At the age where I’m expected to plan my retirement, relax and enjoy the last years of my life, I wake up every morning with a feeling of infinite possibilities and unlimited time ahead of me.

I recently signed a long term lease on a house plus art studio in the town of Chapala, Jalisco, MX on Lake Chapala. Since I came here for an artist residency in December 2014 I’ve returned twice a year. See, I fell in love with the magic, the weather, the people, the simple life, the food, the joy. This place fills my heart, my soul, and my creative juices.

So now I live and work in two amazing places on two sweet lakes -- Oakland, CA and Chapala, MX.

Now that my new home is almost set and the studio almost ready I'm about to hit the creative floor running with an idea for a new body of work. These are sculptural pieces that incorporate several of the mediums I've been working with for many years: clay, metal mesh, geo-textile, burlap, multi-media. Many technical questions are coming up and I’m planning to find the answers here in my Chapala studio.

I'm excited. I find myself, once again, at the edge of what I know, exploring new ways, learning new materials, pushing the ones I've been working with for years. After all these years..... isn’t it wonderful?!

As I said, New Beginnings and a hundred years ahead of me.

I will keep you posted.

In the meantime you may want to check out these artists:

El Anatsui, a Ghanaian sculptor active for much of his career in Nigeria. He creates large scale breathtaking ‘fabric’ made out of bottle tops - http://el-anatsui.com

Amador Montes, a Mexican young artist from Oaxaca. He is a multi-disciplinary artist. In his paintings he works with multi-media on large canvases using indigenous symbols in a very contemporary and striking way - http://amadormontes.com.mx

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