Living and working, precariously, in Los Angeles, CA as rents go through the roof is difficult. So I am lucky to be supported by loved ones as I endeavor down this looney road. Without their help, none of this work here would have been. For the wider world, I look around and see that there isn't help, typically. There is, at best indifference and at worst malice in the commodification of our culture and selves. An unexamined adherence to, and even a deification of what social scientists term "just world" fallacies.
Having said that, I am lucky to have an imagination that offers up florid, complex considerations of space and light. Sometimes I find them and sometimes they find me. All of these works stem from one such discovery made while taking art and architecture classes at the local community college. There, I happened upon the glass castings of Stanislav Libensky. His works have very obvious parallels with architecture and embody the best of it, really. Look up his "Red Pyramid" and "Space III", for example. If you are slightly awe struck by their sheer optical gravity and presentation of mystery, then we have something in common. Perhaps I was struck a little harder than most though. Because, just a few years after first viewing them, and already a chronic pauper, I was full throttle pouring all my measly resources into the exploration of that wonder. Somewhere in the optical properties of glass some part of my brain believes that there is a useful addendum or optimistic critique, maybe, of the immense personal disquiet resulting from witnessing this world's unkept promises. There is steadiness and love in quiet craft. You definitely learn that over and over during the long hours of grinding glass by hand to a polish, And when the pandemic is over and I can marshal resources to begin again, I will aspire to offer more love, steadiness and wonder to whomever is interested. We all deserve it.
2015 Corning Museum Glass Studio, Corning, NY. Cold Work and Hxtal Lamination with Martin Rosol and Pavel Novak.
2014 Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA. Open Faced Kiln Casting with Lisa Zerkowitz.
2013 The Glass Studio, Highland Park, CA. Casting an Lost wax Casting with Cathi Milligan.
2012 Bullseye Glass Co., Emeryville, CA. Bas Relief Kiln Casting.
2011-2014 Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA. (Drawing, Design and Sculpture Courses)
2007-2012 Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA. Architecture Design and Drawing courses.
2015 Corning Glass Studio, Corning, NY
2012 Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Emerge, Bullseye Glass Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 Earth Recycled, Downey Civic Theatre, Downey, CA
2017 Chocolate and Art Show, The Vortex, Los Angeles, CA
Architectural drawing, Architectural design and model making, Pencil drawing. Open faced kiln glass casting, Wet saw. Wet angle grinder. Hand sanding glass. Grinding and polishing glass using lap grinding, angle grinding and cerium oxide buffing.