My artwork often deals with psychological edginess through narrative portraiture. I'm interested
in everyday folks whose faces become iconic expressions of certain states of mind or emotions.
They are local (multi-cultural) and Asian faces which may resemble, in part, my self, people
I know, strangers I have stared at, or the Buddha. They morph into cartoon people rather than
real ones. I don't use photos while working but often make rough sketches prior or use existing
portraits of characters I have imagined, drawn and painted. The narrative comes from the lives
of friends, family foibles, the news, books, cultural conflicts, my imagination, etc.
Something Screwy, stoneware, wire, paper clay, 15" x 8" x 6"
Boy Soldier, stoneware, casein, 12" x 5" x 5"
Goldie 2, stoneware, plexiglas, rubber fish, 6" x 9" x 5"