About my work

Over the years I've worked in many areas, disciplines, and series. I keep returning to the nature of materials, awareness - and varieties of expression . Different series have their own physical and conceptual processes. They often start from chance encounters or things that are overlooked.

I use air movement, walking, crumpling, folding, re-covering, duration, repetition, and layering color and materials in different ways to make my work.

The works reflect time and place, and experiences of meditation. Though abstract, they’re based on observations of things seen and felt. Within this, I try to convey moments of vividness - and a kind of layering of senses.

I'm interested in how moments and differences create fields of experience - and sensations of presence. Sameness and difference are very intimate. Structure and improvisation reflect each other. Currents and stillness move together. Distance and closeness intertwine. Details are panoramas.

I hope my work points toward these kinds of experiences.

Condensed Biography

Born, Lancaster, PA. 1956

Graduated Yale University, 1978, BA Art

Exhibitions and representation have included:

In New York City; the John Weber Gallery, Galerie Lelong, and the Gallery at Takashimaya. In Los Angeles; the Margo Leavin Gallery, Kiyo Higashi Gallery, and Thomas Solomon’s Garage. In Texas; exhibitions through Big Medium, the Texas Biennial, Hunting Prize Finalists and Grayduck Gallery, Austin

Concurrent with studio work, 1995-2014, Intensive Zen Buddhist practice, study and service at the Zen Center of Los Angeles.

Works in the collections of:

The Capital Group, The Progressive Corp., TIAA, The Four Seasons, Yale University, Zen Center of Los Angeles, Ritz-Carlton, Groton School, Texas State University San Marcos, Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts at UCLA, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.


Mark Ashby, Austin
Wendy and Bob Brandow, Los Angeles
James Bryant, Austin

Lize Burr and Chris Hyams, Austin
Blake Byrne, Los Angeles
The Capital Group, Los Angeles
Elizabeth Chiles, Austin

Peter Egan, Lancaster
Kyle Egan, New York
Kurtis Egan, Lancaster
Robert Egelston, Los Angeles
Four Seasons Austin
Mark and Janelle Friedman, Santa Monica
Browne Goodwin, Chicago

Groton School, Groton, MA
Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles
Donny Hall, Santa Barbara
Hammerhead Collection, New York

Jennifer Hart, Austin
Brent Hasty and Stephen Mills, Austin
Jerry and Shelley Hershey, Lancaster
Kiyo Higashi, Los Angeles
James and Ellen Isenson, Beverly Hills
Roi James, Austin
Lucinda Jenney, Los Angeles
Peter Kinsley and Mary Leer, Lancaster
Keith and Evangelina Kreeger, Austin
Jim Krell, New York and Italy
Margo Leavin, Los Angeles

Gili and Robert Levine, Los Angeles
Jeffrey and Amanda Lippa, Los Angeles
Eugenio Lopez, Los Angeles and Mexico City
Garrett Loube, San Francisco
Rob and Kimberly McEntegart, Los Angeles
H. Merrill, San Francisco
Walter Mitchell, Los Angeles
D.W.and Kristal Moffett, Los Angeles
Bernd Muller, Germany
Michael O’Keefe, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Tom Peters, Los Angeles
Allan Power, Los Angeles
Stephen Prina, Los Angeles
The Progressive Corporation, Ohio
Rigney-Friedman,Ltd., Los Angeles
Paul Rinn and Stuart Bone, Austin
Michael Rypka, Austin
Anton Schick, Germany
Campbell Scott, New York
Bruce and Tracy Singer, Santa Monica
Roberta Smith, Pacific Palisades
Richard Stone, Chicago
Benmont Tench, Los Angeles
Texas State University, San Marcos

TIAA, Frisco, TX
Kathy Urbina and Tim Stoenner, Brooklyn
Sarah Wainwright, Boston
Kem and David Ward, Austin
Chase Winton and Mark Campbell, Los Angeles
Mike and Penny Winton, Minneapolis
Yale University
Zen Center of Los Angeles