Public Art Project
In the picture above you are seeing a segment of a wall sculpture located in St. Louis, Missouri on Forest Park Parkway. It was a cooperative project between myself and two other artists, Ty de la Venta and Andy Cross.
The wall sculpture spans 3700 running feet and includedes 114 pieces of 1/2 inch sculptured aluminum.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my passions and how I integrate them into my art.
It is hard for me to believe that I have been drawing for almost 60 years. Spurred on by my older brother’s interest in drawing I picked up his pencils and art books at ten-years-old and have been a student of art ever since.
I was offered the opportunity to take four years of art classes in high school and majored in art production in college. With God-given talents and my interest in art put me on the path of becoming an artist.
Pencil and paper were always available and became my primary tools. Pen and ink seemed a natural transition from pencil. Learning Sume-i, a Japanese style of brush and ink, complemented my abilities.
Using my talent and skill I applied them here to express several of my passions. One of which is to sketch old buildings. St. Louis, St. Charles and the surrounding area offer endless opportunity to draw historical structures.
Another of my passions is martial arts. For more than three decades I have studied Judo, Kempo, and Aikido. Studying Judo in my teens and early twenties; Kempo in my 40’s & early 50’s and Aikido from my early 50’s to the present.
My goal is capturing that moment right before the martial art technique was completed.
I hope as you view my work you can share in the joy I had in creating them.