b. 1958 , Newport, RI
My work is intentionally influenced by art history. I see myself standing on a line with artists that came before me and imagine my works are a call and response with those artists and their works. This includes both the portraits and the narrative work.
The conceptual narratives are hieroglyphic epigrams that combine cultural clues to explore an individual, a place, a concept or even a culture. Often, there is a suggestion that a piece has continuity with the past, present and future. These epigrams are enigmatic narratives of life.
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