I am a printmaker and photographer, a biologist by training whose outlook as an artist is strongly influenced by my scientific background. I retired in 1995 from a career in genetics education, with an academic focus on population biology and ecology of organisms in space and time. When I turned my attention to art, I did not lose my interest in living things, so most of my art is grounded in an appreciation of nature and man's place in relation to other living beings. I hope my art will inspire the viewer to look more closely at the complexities of a world we are often too busy to look at. I do not have a single working style, and produce works across a wide spectrum of media and styles. They are united by a clarity of vision, precision of technique, and attention to detail.
I am project-driven in my approach to art, and have a number of projects in continuous development:
- Two in Arcadia, an Homage Replica of a 1907 book by Lucine Finch with her poetry re-typeset with foundry fonts, and reinterpreted images.
- Melville in New York, a story of a man's search for fatherhood during pilgrimages to Herman Melville's homes in New York City.
- Houston Time Portal - postcards from Houston paired with contemporary views.
- Galveston Time Portal - postcards from Galveston paired with contemporary views.
- Flat Studies - reality reduced to a single plane lifted from the world like a skin and placed onto paper.
- Block Print Replicas of classic postage stamps from across the world..
- Botanical Monoprints, fossils on paper of herbarium specimens.
- Collagraphs of an abstract nature.
- Escape from Wilshire Village - the last days of the apartment complex at Dunlavy and W. Alabama where I lived for 25 years.
Curriculum Vitae - The History of Big Ant Studios
- Printer's Guild at the Printing Museum, a Houston organization of letterpress enthusiasts, 2009-2016.
- Print Matters, a Houston organization of printmakers, 2006-2018.
- Volunteer: The Printing Museum, 1324 West Clay, [soon to move to Midtown] 2009-2016].
- Lab Assistant in Darkroom Photography at The Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Until 2015.
- Print Shop Monitor at The Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Until 2015.