What is Silverpoint?
Sculptures in Stone:
Colorado Yule Marble
New Mexico Sandstone
About Stone Carving
Other Art Projects:
HINTON, Denver, Colorado
|At an early age, I began
creating images as designs on paper, rough carvings in wood,
stacking or arranging stones, always drawing or attempting to
duplicate what my eye could see in order to capture…not necessarily
an exact image, but an idea… with a feeling.
Creating various forms
of art became what I am - not what I do, and is as important to my
life as much as breathing. I draw, paint, sculpt, carve or write in
calligraphy during some part of each day because it is so ingrained
in my Way of living.
||My own experiences in creating ideas or
design, whether cutting stone, illustrating, carving wood, grinding
steel or creating a custom piece of jewelry thus far, have been just
that – learning experiences (and still learning), through practice
and change. In seeing and experiencing these changes in my own
‘Being’, in my work, style and techniques, it is and will continue
to be an ever evolving process. As in the Zen Buddhist axiom, “Being
is always becoming” and with my creations – I also like to say:
“Nature (always) participates in the design.” In any of my
art works, I have found this to be true.
There is no intention on my part with
any of my art pieces, whether it be sculpture, illustrated
creations, metal or wood work - to define the work as either
Realist, Abstract or Surrealistic art forms. Since Nature always
participates in the design, the creation becomes what nature
provides me. Why would one try to define that? I just create!
In Gratitude: Thank you for visiting my website to
view my assorted art disciplines and read about how the
different types of art are created. Through these fine art
disciplines, it is my hope to continue inspiring myself,
other artists in the world as well as people who do not feel
any inclination to artistic ability within themselves, yet
appreciate the art works shared by artists of the world!
I say - “Draw, paint, color or sculpt something…..EVERYDAY!
Have fun too!
I also offer gratitude to those people in my life who
inspired my art work and continue to inspire over the years.
In memoriam: thanks to my 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Blasse who
provided my initial art inspiration in use of color and
trying different media such as pastel and watercolor. Also
in memoriam - to my dear friend Peter V. Green, nuclear
physicist, mathematician, and his brilliant two-dimensional
‘Magnetic ‘Solar Art’ and for spurring my interest to carve
Colorado Yule Marble.
Great thanks to my early art teachers Illana Vigil, Toni
Drake, pottery artist Maria Martinez of San Idelefonso
Pueblo, New Mexico & Georgia O’Keefe in Abiquiu, New Mexico,
(both of whom I briefly met when I was very young). The art
works from the following artists have also provided me with
inspiration: Rance Hood, Frank Howell, stone sculptors Doug
Scott and Pete ‘Fritz’ Felton and Tom Mazzullo for