Installation and studio
Concerning my drawing installations: I usually show my drawings in an installation where I suspend them with clothes pins from a rope. This practice was a happy accident, first born out of economic necessity (framing being cost prohibitive) and also a lack of wall space. I quickly latched onto the idea that the installation recalls both Tibetan Prayer Flags and the flags that you might see at a Carnival or a Used Car Lot, thus playing up my interest in uniting both the sacred and profane. I also grew to appreciate such formal qualities as the play of light and shadow the works create on the wall and the idea of line in a three dimensional space.
Concerning my studio: Many people have commented over the years on my studio, saying it is an installation in and of itself. Perhaps. I have to have a little bit of a mess, a starting point from which to create. I thrive when I'm forced to make order from chaos, and so it helps me to have a bit of chaotic studio environment. Like my art, there is little hierarchy here. Anything is possible. My studio is an expression of my own unfiltered mind. Toys abound as well, and objects of the absurd . . . anything to get my creativity going. These things, and all the life around me, from the beautiful to the grotesque, this is what inspires me.