As human beings we associate with objects
and images in an emotional way. We attach symbolism to these objects.
The artist is compelled to conjure up these images and manifest
them in a physical way to share with the world and for self-realization.
I strive to conjure up the images and
designs of the art deco movement of the nineteen thirties. It's
simple lines connote a world of order, calm and harmony. I also
love the fabric and textile designs and motifs of the nineteen fifties
post-war modernism.Both of the above were reactions to a world that
was becoming more and more industrialized.
My medium and canvas is bisque pottery
which gives me free range to put my energy into my images instead
of forming the clay myself. Although my work, I hope would never
be considered "cutesy", it could definitely be in the
category of "decorative".
If a person wanted to re- create the
ambiance of another era, they may be interested in pieces of art
that lend this ambiance to the home environment. I consider myself
an artisan in the sense that my art can be used and merge into everyday
I will be adding more pieces to my 50's
designs inspired by the textiles of Henry Moore and other artists
of that period. One of them will be "Dandelion Clocks"
which appeared on wallpaper and fabrics. My other big passion is
the prehistoric paintings on cave walls of France and Spain. I paint
various scenes of these animals and humans onto my pottery.
I continue to paint pottery in the three
main themes that inspire me; the 1950's "atomic" styles,
he 1930's art deco styles, and the upper Paleolithic prehistoric
wallbpaintings of France and Spain. Some typical motifs of the 50's
are the dandelion clocks, the abstract boomerang design, and .other
"space age" designs. 1930's designs are often characterized
by stylized flowers and poster-like simplicity. The prehistoric
animal paintings are exciting to me because they bring us close
to the dawn of humanity.
Come by the El Sobrante Art Guild's
annual Spring Arts & Crafts fair - April 29th through May 7th!
Location: 250 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA. 94564
All handmade items from our many artists and artisans.