My art is influenced by people and places I've experienced in my lifetime. Be it American history, a city scene, abstract images, or a rock star portrait, my work symbolizes familiar and sometimes conceptual images. It allows me to think, invites them in to possibly take their shoes of and stay awhile.
As a lover of old things, I've been collecting vintage paper, metal, and memorabilia for years, reminding me of a time or place not forgotten. These findings are methodically used in the process of making my art. Although they are not always the same material, they are always linked with a specific meaning to the place.
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