I worked for 30 years as a geologist and still consider myself a scientist. But I have always considered art an integral part of my life. In poetry and in the visual arts I have expressed my love of the world of the imagination, a world as necessary to me as the empirical reality of science.
Throughout the years I have experimented with
various art mediums—watercolors,
abstract paintings, collages, wire sculptures and mobiles. However,
since my retirement in late 2003, I have concentrated on metal
sculpture, creating each one from “found materials.” Working
with found materials has added an extra dimension to the creative
process for me; happenstance—the fortuitous find—often
plays as large a role in the process as do detailed study and design.
When I first started working in this medium my creations were nonrepresentational abstract pieces. But with time I seemed to have gravitated toward more realistic pieces, such as Luna (above left), while making fewer purely abstract forms, such as Arabesque (below left). However, throughout this artistic journey, from abstract to representational, I have tried to interject a sense of the whimsical, as represented by the iconic pink Flamingo.