1980 MFA Kent State University
1975 BFA Ohio University
2015 No Explanation Needed, Columbus Cultural Arts Center Veils, Ohio University (Chillicothe, OH)
2005 Gallery 853 (Columbus, OH)
2001 Franklin University (Columbus, OH)
2016 80th Mid-Year Exhibition, Butler Institute of Art
2015 79th Mid-Year Exhibition, Butler Institute of Art
Contemporaries 2015, Bonfoey Gallery (Cleveland, OH)
Inaugural Juried Exhibit, Riffe Gallery (Columbus, OH)
2014 Art Access Gallery (Bexley, OH)
2008 Southern Ohio Museum (Portsmouth, OH)
2006 The Hun Gallery
1997 Klutznick National Jewish Museum
When I first handled this very large, thick-shelled egg, it brought to mind the primal ancestors from which this oversized, flightless bird may have descended. The bipedalism and maneuverability of the ostrich has been studied in relation to the prehistoric, flightless "terror birds" (Titanis wales). The feel and look of my assigned egg reminded me that here in the 21st century there still persists a segment of the population that denies the science of evolution. I had my direction.
The Art 360° Project also gave me the opportunity to stretch my painting style and technique onto a three-dimensional form. While contemplating where and how to begin, I became transfixed on the hole drilled to vacate the shell's content which made me aware of the exterior and interior possibilities available if I were to open up the egg to become a more complex sculptural form. Using a Dremel tool, I cut a larger opening in the shell mimicking the form of the egg to expose the interior. Envisioning a large cave entrance, I added stalactites and walls of Iridescence, a beautiful surface for any aspiring Neanderthal. The egg rests on a bed of layered, leftover paint from my work over the past 6 years appearing as geological rock stratum that would have settled over eons of time.