My visual art has always used images, colors and patterns to engage viewers in a contemplation of ideas, themes and emotions. In this section I've separated my work according to the main stylistic formats I've worked in. Those are listed below. My current work is in the Metaphorical Images format that I first developed in 1982. The Fixations series is an offshoot of that and I'm still doing work in that format too.
In 1994 I did a brief series of wildlife paintings using the painterly format of the Metaphorical Images style. That's called the Fauna Series.
My first professional work was in a series called Stages, which ran from 1979 - 1982. That series basically used a shallow stage-like space where figures were put in provocative situations. I desired more information and that led to the development of the Metaphorical Images in 1982.
As a student I was trying to develop a format that would accommodate my interests in representational images and literary themes. You can see that work in the Student Work section.
These images are from the categories listed above.
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