Welcome to the official launching of my website.
My site is devoted to the love and admiration of man as represented in sculpture. It is a devotion that has occupied most of my life. Within this site you will find images of all the sculpted works for which I have pictures, covering nearly forty years as a sculptor. You will also see links to other sites that may be of interest to you. There is a page set aside to showcase some of the works of fellow contemporary artists whose work I have a high regard for. These selections will change from time to time. I will periodically post comments related to sculpture and art in general. You are welcome to write comments.
My work stems from what is called the Humanist tradition which began in 5th century Greece. It was a period where philosophically, culturally and scientifically, the attention of the people focused on the world around them and specifically on the nature of man as he exists in the world. Their thinkers, scientists and artists strived to understand that world, confident that it was understandable. Sculptors of that era began paying more and more attention to how the human body is actually constructed and proportioned, and how it functions. This ability to understand the human body allowed Greek artists to accurately portray, not just man’s physical nature, but also his state of mind and the varied emotions he is capable of. The figure in art was no longer the impassive symbol of a heavenly diety whose thoughts and feelings were inaccessible to man, but flesh and blood entities that interacted with the world and to each other just as we do. In subsequent centuries this ability further permitted the artist to express broader ideas about things such as love, war, parenthood, courage, doubt, and more. Eventually no area of human thought and activity were beyond representation by the human figure.
The marked changes in figurative sculpture of the classical era essentially created the western figurative art tradition, which persisted up to the twentieth century and has influenced all the changing styles and interpretations of the human form to this day. It is that tradition of which I am a part and have sought to pass on to the next generation of sculptors. My contribution is represented here. I hope it is meaningful to you.
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