Individual Artist, Sculpture
Since earning a BFA from the University of Georgia in 1978 and an MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University in 1983, I have earned my living as a sculpture professor. In 1985, after teaching in South Carolina and at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, I began teaching sculpture and design in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
My work might be described as surreal, playful, or iconoclastic monuments which present pseudo-historical statuary fragments within an altered/improbable conceptual context. They derive from my fascination with our basic human desire to immortalize ourselves; our singular/questionable acts of heroism, brilliance, triumph, or tragedy; to embody our memories in statuary and public structures, of bronze and stone; their origins and meaning inevitably corrupted, lost, or mystified by evolving contexts wrought by the inevitable passage of time, selective memory, or societal change.