I was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1951, and lived in Alabama
until the early 1980s. Starting in 1973 I began to consider myself
a Surrealist, and took part in the activities of a like minded group
of artists, writers and musicians, the "Glass Veal" Group which
originated in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and later continued in Birmingham.
In 1983 I moved to Mississippi, then to Tennessee, and (in 1988)
to Hawaii, where I live today. I have participated in the activities
of the Surrealist Movement in the U.S. since 1988.
In my collages I use original photographic images of (for example)
plants, skies and facades of buildings, which I process and print
digitally. Multiple images are cut out, hand-colored to add additional
richness and texture, and then assembled to create collage, many
including a three-dimensional, sculptural structure.
Strongly influenced by coincidence, humor, feelings and desire,
my collages are contributions to surrealismıs ongoing revolution.
I want them to encourage reflection about the relationship between
nature and culture, handwork and technology, the Marvelous and the