Artist Statement

 In my more than twenty-five years of organizing, designing and painting public art works, my major interest has been to involve local people from all walks of life in every aspect of each project.  I believe that each person in their life and their community has something to contribute to the way we all see and understand the world. 

The public art projects I have organized include murals on public buildings, in playgrounds, in elementary and high schools and on senior centers. My belief is that all participants in these projects, sometimes a few, sometimes dozens, of amateur artists, children and adults, emerge with a feeling of pride and accomplishment, and increased connection to their community.  I know that these artworks enrich each community with color, imagination, history and a sense of being a special place. 

I believe that public art reflects the soul of a place.  It provides a critical outlet for its unheard or silenced rhythms, vibes and voices.

In both public and non-public work I strive to make my art a reflecting pool, a table of nourishment for thought, action, and truth, and a progressive force in recognizing and conveying a truth. This is my passion, reasoning and philosophical approach to art – it is the highest form of communication I aspire to.