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Domestic Drama

Domestic Drama

City Solitude

City Solitude

Mother and Daughter

Mother and Daughter

Playing Baroque

Playing Baroque

Study of Zorn

Study of Zorn

Study of Cezanne

Study of Cezanne

Studies at Met #4

Studies at Met #4

Calder study at Whitney

Calder study at Whitney

Boston Museum Sculpture Study

Boston Museum Sculpture Study

Rembrandt at Fogg Museum

Rembrandt at Fogg Museum

Austrian Study #4

Austrian Study #4

Mask #7 2012

Mask #7 2012

Mask #6 '93

Mask #6 '93

mask 3

mask 3

Mask #4 '90

Mask #4 '90

mask 1 '89

mask 1 '89

Mask #2 '85

Mask #2 '85

Mask #1 '81

Mask #1 '81

Faces Behind Facade

Faces Behind Facade

Salzberg Studies #2

Salzberg Studies #2

Veselkas, East Village

Veselkas, East Village

My Emily in Car Seat

My Emily in Car Seat

Not in Landscape

Not in Landscape

Josh Kligerman, Mexico City

Josh Kligerman, Mexico City

Jonathan Schwaber, RIP

Jonathan Schwaber, RIP

Juan in Cozumel

Juan in Cozumel

Margaritte von Breison

Margaritte von Breison

Carla in East Village, NYC

Carla in East Village, NYC

"Sunshine" ABQ, NM

"Sunshine" ABQ, NM

"Chief" Ferry Boat, Belize

"Chief" Ferry Boat, Belize

Ed Roskowski (Rosco)

Ed Roskowski (Rosco)

Chillin' in St.Croix

Chillin' in St.Croix

Andre the Poet - Park Slope

Andre the Poet - Park Slope

Kiev lady

Kiev lady

View from Prommonade

View from Prommonade

Suzy Boshwit NYC

Suzy Boshwit NYC

Jason, ABQ

Jason, ABQ

Belesario Contreras

Belesario Contreras

Hagen Asleep

Hagen Asleep

Iris Adler Rubin NYC

Iris Adler Rubin NYC

Washington Square Park, NYC

Washington Square Park, NYC

P. Noland Smith NYC

P. Noland Smith NYC

Maxine in Chinatown, NYC

Maxine in Chinatown, NYC

Margaritte von Brieson

Margaritte von Brieson

Rose at the Whitney NYC

Rose at the Whitney NYC

St. Marks Place Stoop

St. Marks Place Stoop

Valerie in Aix-en-Provence

Valerie in Aix-en-Provence

Chris & Val in Paris

Chris & Val in Paris

Noah in Mexican Chair

Noah in Mexican Chair

Noah 7 Years Old

Noah 7 Years Old

Noah in Boca Grande

Noah in Boca Grande

Noah in Boca Grande #2

Noah in Boca Grande #2

Sam Reading

Sam Reading

Village Cigar

Village Cigar

Al Wiles in Seattle

Al Wiles in Seattle

David Baca in Santa Fe

David Baca in Santa Fe

Henry Gallery Hopping in Soho

Henry Gallery Hopping in Soho

Suzanne Seghair in Austria

Suzanne Seghair in Austria

Katie at Wurzweiler

Katie at Wurzweiler

Pushkin Sleeping in Taos,NM

Pushkin Sleeping in Taos,NM

Pushkin Asleep w/Jet-Lag

Pushkin Asleep w/Jet-Lag

Neil Eldridge in ABQ

Neil Eldridge in ABQ

Baby in Restaurant

Baby in Restaurant

Michael Capeless on Baja Trip

Michael Capeless on Baja Trip

Hilario Hernandez in Cozumel

Hilario Hernandez in Cozumel

Nancy Kowzikowski in NYC

Nancy Kowzikowski in NYC

Ou Mi Shu in ABQ

Ou Mi Shu in ABQ

Man w/Stripe Shirt om Subway

Man w/Stripe Shirt om Subway

Sleeping Man in Parker on Subway

Sleeping Man in Parker on Subway

Women on Subway

Women on Subway

Dean, Subway Rider

Dean, Subway Rider

Subway Rider

Subway Rider

Reading at the Living Room

Reading at the Living Room

Kunst Hall, Switzerland

Kunst Hall, Switzerland

"Ethnica"

"Ethnica"

Study at the Ear Inn, NYC

Study at the Ear Inn, NYC

Couple on Beach - Costa Rica

Couple on Beach - Costa Rica

Woman in Chair Bradley Beach

Woman in Chair Bradley Beach

Artist at Work

Artist at Work

Artist at Work 2

Artist at Work 2

Artist at Work 3

Artist at Work 3

Figure Studies

Figure Studies

Man & Wife

Man & Wife

Desert Dance

Desert Dance

New Mexico/New York

New Mexico/New York

Time Square Fantasy

Time Square Fantasy

Cityscape with Ganster

Cityscape with Ganster

People with Head Balloons

People with Head Balloons

Shopping Dreams

Shopping Dreams

W Stack 33

W Stack 33

Fettish Night

Fettish Night

People in the Plumbing

People in the Plumbing

Inner Figures Reaching Out

Inner Figures Reaching Out

Obstruction Stairway

Obstruction Stairway

Outer Figure in Repose

Outer Figure in Repose

Emergence

Emergence

ONION Head

ONION Head

Masquerade

Masquerade

Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale

Figure Comp #2

Figure Comp #2

Figure Comp #4

Figure Comp #4

Figure Comp #5

Figure Comp #5

Split Spaces

Split Spaces

Split Spaces 2

Split Spaces 2

Besides drawing and learning to see, I have two other areas of attention that have become part of my artistic practices. The first is that I start a drawing with no preconception or agenda in order to discover new ideas and images that spring from a blank page. Many times it begins with a wandering line. This form of discovery is difficult and needs continual practice too. It is easy and safe to replicate what we already know and do, or copy what is trending in the media, but to accept the unknown is to risk being a failure. But by taking this risk, you have already succeeded. We do not expect scientists to know their discoveries before their experiments, yet facing the inevitable failures provide the scientist with important information about what did not work and why it failed. Failure brings us closer to true discovery. I understand this part as the Emotional risk.
 
And my third area of attention and practice with my drawings as well as with other media, is the 
Intellectual process. The skills used by the intellect are logic, linear thinking, definitions, procedures, analysis, themes and series. Combing the emotional risk with the Intellectual process allows me to revisit themes and ideas already of interest and expressed, in order to discover new connections and ideas.

 

Then the challenge is to manifest these new ideas and themes into real works of art in the material world. Everyone has ideas, beliefs and experiences, but not everyone knows how to express them as real works of art. This is one difference between a “a dreamer” and the skill required of an “authentic artist”.

 
My best works are the product of these different attentions and disciplines:
seeing”, the physical development; taking the emotional risk to discover; and by using the intellectual process, to know what to say, and how to manifests these ideas into real works of art. When viewed together, the marriage of these different practices create a clearer understanding, and a more complete vision of my artwork and my creative process.