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Artist Statement

Magical combinations of myth and matter germinate in my narrative sculpture reliefs. Inspiration arrives in the form of multicultural books and lectures, which play through much of the process. When I am out of self, sculpture flows through me and I am altered in a way that allows ideas to take the form of image. For me, these images form a language of symbols that are intuitive and spiritual. When this occurs I can feel the images in my body and I must sculpt.

The process begins with an original in clay followed by a rubber mold. Then I make a limited-edition casting in resin with bronze powders. Patinas of copper, silver, and gold leaf highlight and enrich the sculptures. I perform all processes in the artistic creation. The original bronze sculptures range in size from three inches to 36 feet, but still maintain an intricate level of detail.

My work seeks to develop nonverbal conversation, using layered image-language that refers to the mystery behind the visible. For me, it is sacred art, the interior language of the soul.

While I am a native of upstate New York, my studio is now in Chicago. Whether doing gallery shows, outdoor fine arts shows, or commissions in the studio, home is wherever I am.

Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

  • 1991-93  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Painting

  • 1974 Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, Artist in residence.

  • 1972-73 Artist in residence sponsored by James Collier Adams law firm, Lubbock, TX

  • 1965-1966 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Fine Arts and Sculpture

  • 1964-1965 Studied in New York, NY with Hans Von Bovenkamp

  • 1964 Buffalo State University, 3 month study of temple sculpture in India

  • 1963-1964 Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY, Art Education

  • 1962 Penn Yan Academy, Penn Yan, NY, Regents Diploma

  • 1961 New Paltz State University, New Paltz, NY, Summer studies in Art


2013 Book: “Soul Stories”; Larson Publications

Public and Private Works

  • 2003 Cornell University Hillel, commissioned wall relief, 4'

  • 2000-2002 Dryden, Ithaca, and Groton Elementary Schools, 2.5 year relief sculpture project with 450 children

  • 2002 Private Commission: Interior wall relief of "Mandala of Union", 4' disc

  • 2001 Handwork, Ithaca, NY. Exterior wall relief of the "Alchemical Marriage"

  • 2000 Private commission, Dr. D'Amore, Ithaca, NY. Interior wall relief of the "Alchemical Marriage"

  • 1993 AC Technology, company boardroom, Ithaca, NY: Commissioned painting

  • 1992 Cornell University, Ohaus company conference room, Ithaca, NY: 4 large painted murals

  • 1983 Half hour television special on myself and Steel Memorial Library sculpture.

  • 1979 Steel Memorial Library, Elmira, NY - 7' Bronze and wood, free standing.

  • 1974 Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York - Alto relief and doll collection.

  • 1975 Barrington Community Church, Dundee, New York - 36 x 13' alto relief.

  • 1993 Cornell University, Rhodes Hall lobby, Ithaca, NY :1 large 24 x 7' painted 3 dimensional canvas.

  • 1994 Cornell University, Rhodes Hall lobby, Ithaca, NY : sepia painting of Brunell's engineering feats

  • 1975 Elmira College, Elmira, New York - relief approximately 3 x 5'.

  • 1975 Elmira Bicentennial-Centennial, Hazlett Building, Supreme Court - 10' disc alto relief.


Solo Shows

2003-05 Glenora Winery, Dundee, NY

2003 Clinton House, Ithaca, NY

2001 Leidenfrost Vineyards, Hector, NY

1981 Represented by Soufer Gallery, New York, NY


Group Shows

2003 CSMA Gallery, Upstate NY

2003 Handwork Gallery, Upstate NY

2003 Keuka Moon Gallery, Upstate NY

2002 George Waters Gallery at Elmira College, Elmira, NY

2002 State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY

2002 Gimme Coffee Gallery, Ithaca, NY

2002 Domont Studio Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

2001-03 Ithaca Art in the Heart of the City

2002-2016 Thirty-five fine art shows per year, coast-to-coast, across the United States.
2016- 2018  Open Studio nights at Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

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