Current Exhibition

The Archaeology of Solitude

“As a life’s work, I would remember everything --- everything, against loss. I would go through life like a . . . net. I would trap and keep . . . every conversation, configuration of leaves, every dream, and every scrap of overhead cloud. Annie Dillard “One might say I had decided to marry the silence of the forest. The sweet dark warmth of the whole world will have to be my wife. . . . So perhaps I have an obligation to preserve the stillness, the silence, the poverty, the virginal point of pure nothingness which is as the center of all other loves. Thomas Merton The Archaeology of Solitude (Series) Though solitude is not the direct theme of this work, it is the guidepost and first principle—the result of having lived the last twenty-seven years in deep woods some forty miles from New Orleans, where I was born. I am more archaeologist than artist, forever excavating and resurrecting the strata of images from my own interior life1. All of this in dream, memory, and imagination available to all of us. Multiple themes, a myriad of source and influence, both known and unknowable appear, vanish, surface, and then fade away. The imagery—obvious, subtle, intentional, archetypal, and erotic (critics and friends see this element more than I do). There is a common theme in the Delta blues music and maybe to most (pre- social media) children that says you are never alone when you are chasing the “thing”.
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Archaeology of...

The Archaeology of Solitude, 2017, mixed media on wood, 48 x 48 x 3"

The Archaeology of...

The Archaeology of Solitude #1, 2017, mixed media on wood, 48 x 48 x 3"

The Archaeology of...

The Archaeology of Solitude #2, 2017, mixed media on wood, 48 x 48 x 3"

The Archaeology of...

The Archaeology of Solitude #3, 2017, mixed media on wood, 24 x 24 x 3"

The Archaeology of...

The Archaeology of Solitude #4, 2017, mixed media on wood, 24 x 24 x 3"

The Archaeology of...

The Archaeology of Solitude #5. 2017, mixed media on wood, 24 x 24 x 3"

The Archaeology of...

The Archaeology of Solitude #6, 2017, mixed media on wood, 24 x 48 x 3"

The Archaeology of...

The Archaeology of Solitude #7, 2017, mixed media on wood, 48 x 38 x 3"

The Archaeology of...

The Archaeology of Solitude #8, 2017, mixed media on wood, 48 x 58 x 3"

Carved Memories

Life and human history only seem to be changing. In essence, everything starts and returns to the same place. My inspiration will come, as always, from nature and the world around me, from which I learn such principles as balance, rhythm, organic growth of life, attraction and repulsion, and harmony and contrast. I try to get at the essence of nature’s forms—the roundness of the earth, the moon, and the sun. I want stone and wood to express the form and feeling of a breeze or the wind—or to show the shape of air, water or light. Each sculpture has a feeling for organic and geometric forms, the pathos of nature and warmth. At all times, I am at peace with nature, and I try to retranslate nature’s forms as an extension of life.
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Billow

Billow, 1998, Texas walnut, 10 3/4 x 16 x 8 3/4"

Ocean

Ocean, 1998, Mesquite with Mahogany Base

Wind and Rain

Wind and Rain,1997, Pine, 28 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2"

Night Ocean

Night Ocean 1995 Brazilian Black Granite 19 1/2 x 29 x 14"

Memory of Butterfly

Memory of Butterfly, 1987, walnut, 43 1/2 x 19 x 10"

Nymph

Nymph, 2004, mesquite, 19 x 11 1/2 x 11"

Awakening of the Spring

Awakening of the Spring, 2004, Texas pecan, 26 x 12 x 10 1/2"

Through Out

Through Out, 1989, Tennessee marble, 14 x 13 1/2 x 11"

Sea in Winter

Sea in Winter 2006-7 Brazilian Black Granite 27 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 10 3/4"

Side Wave

Side Wave, 1998, Texas walnut, 10 x 16 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Tsunami

Tsunami, 2002, Red Oak, 24 x 13 x 13 1/2"

Aphrodite

Aphrodite, 1998, Mesquite, 17 x 13 1/2 x 8 1/4"