Abstracts – Collage and Prints

(in the artist’s own words)

My first one person show at the Rhode Island School of Design Woods-Gerry Gallery consisted of two large rooms of small abstract collages. At a time in my career when I was finding my feet, these works were a series of formal exercises meant to experiment with moving forms around “on” a 2-D space and “in” a 3-D space, without getting bogged down with a preponderance of content. Of course, as is always the case, content unconsciously worked its way into these images, because as human, meaning lurks in the background whether perceived or not.
The images seen here were made from 1995 to the present. I continue to pursue my exploration of space through collage and will do so until I can no longer handle a bottle of glue. I enjoy nothing more.