BRAIDS  (2004-13)

Some of these works approach the realm of eccentric abstraction and are usually intimate in nature, sometimes erotic. Over the years, with a nod to Surrealism, I’ve worked with forms that convey both male and female qualities.

I scavenge. And even when not, as I walk down a street, I’m aware of objects set aside. Chairs abound. I’ve carried many home for more than a few miles.

The braids impose a presence onto the found objects. They sometimes reflect back a sense of isolation and absence. These anthropomorphized Braids elicit issues of intimacy: desire, fear, trust. Acts of faith. Trusting chairs.

Braid Portraits are all drawn from life. Each sitter braids their own hair; their choice of braid and technique convey aspects of their personality. The sitters almost always say, with surprise, that the drawing does in fact capture their persona.

SCULPTURE
DRAWINGS
BRAID PORTRAITS
GOUACHES
& PRINTS