International Sculpture Center
Texas Sculpture Group
Texas Sculpture Association
Texas Jewish Arts Association
Fellow, Jewish Art Salon of New York
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Modern Art
Dallas Museum Of Art
Nasher Sculpture Center
Thirty years as a designer/ drafter for civil engineers, and now, finally, I have a studio and time to work. And the oddest thing has happened- I find myself still using pencil and graphite. Still making marks that refer back to the symbol for earth in cross-section that I drew innumerable times on blueprints.
My work draws on a satisfying relationship with graphite. Drips are a staple design beginning: the loops between the drips remind me of figures, and that suggests narratives and personalities. Grids are still there and refer back to years in cubicles- years of looking at landscapes through squares of glass. A childhood of peering through dusty window screens and venetian blinds. How the things you want are always on the other side of the lines and grids, and how time and place are measured in dollops of geometry.
Sculpture has taken a more important role in my art this year, and is more representative than my paintings. I met a woman in 2016 who told a story of being forced by war to flee her native Ethiopia with her mother and sisters. They walked to Israel.
The meaning of that act has stayed with me, and this year works representing the Eve/ Woman's story prototype are coming out of a desire to represent women as we actually are. Sometimes that is beautiful, sometimes not, but always it is rooted in a deeper, more real place than is acknowledged.
Found objects have begun to take part in serious work as well. I elevate the object as it is found, with little or no embellishment, and the results are accepted as the forms dictate: they encourage reconsideration when presented out of context as somber entities or as pure fun. With found objects, the whole point is to consider them as they were found, and to help them evoke an equivalent response in a viewer as they did when I noticed them.
With every piece that comes out of the studio, the goal remains the same- to evoke an emotion or response to a presented idea, with the metaphysical conversation between the artist, the work, and a viewer creating a connection on a very real and elevated plane.