cv (very Abridged)
Training and Experience:
BFA, Ohio University, Visual Communications, Photography
MFA, Boston University, Playwriting
Co-founder, Boston Public Works Theater Company & Founding Artistic Director, Alley Cat Theater, Boston, Massachusetts
Arts League of Lowell, "Water", Lowell, MA
Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College (upcoming), "Postcards from the Pandemic"
Bromfield Gallery, "Wet", Boston
Serlachius Residency, Finland
Thomas Crane Library, micro images (June; postponed due to Covid-19)
Magazine 43 (Interview)
Tiny Seed Literary Journal
Tiny Seed Literary Journal
The Woven Tale Press
L'Oeil de la Photographie (Order from Chaos)
LST Online Gallery
Fusion Art 4th Cityscapes Competition (June 2019) Juried Art Exhibition Finalist
Social Documentary Network (Harvesters of Cape Cod)
Woven Tale Press (Interview)
Vermont Studio Center
Private collections in Brooklyn, New York; Orlando, Florida; Quincy, Massachusetts
For years I worked as a corporate and freelance photographer/writer. In 2007 I inexplicably put down the camera—these things sometimes happen in the arts, these unexplained long-term departures. During my hiatus I dedicated myself fully to the theater: earning my MFA in playwriting, forming two theater companies, fundraising, sweeping the stage. (I co-founded Boston Public Works Theater Company and am the founding artistic director at Alley Cat Theater). Then at a residency in Vermont in January 2017 while working on a play, just as inexplicably, I again picked up the camera and picked up where I left off.
I am inspired by and attracted to nature. I like my solitude, and that’s what I find in nature, and in that solitude I find beauty and order. The absence of figures in most of my work is intentional. The viewer is not required to confront, compare, or deal with another human being in any way. Our world is too fast and hectic and threatening. We have too many pressures imposed on us by outside influences and ourselves. These images are made for each individual viewer. All that is required of them is to experience the image and respond. Like many artists, I'm not concerned with representing anything, only making something that never existed before me.
Nature is always the common element, the inspiration for my work, and I am drawn to the abstract world. My abstract, painterly images are inspired by abstract expressionistic paintings and the work of splatter painters like Jackson Pollock. Maybe it's because I'm such a bad painter. Like the blues musician, Robert Johnson, who bargained his soul with the devil at the crossroads at midnight to be the greatest musician, if I met the devil I might strike a bargain to be a great painter.
My abstract images are not meant to be anything more than what they are: color and line and shape and texture and tone and light and shadow in a digital image, or an image that I typically print on Japanese Washi paper.
XX years later...