I'm an artist and an anthropologist. My studio practice explores the confluence of nature, humanity, and technology; or rather matter, energy, and consciousness. My technique is grounded in the classical Roman and Byzantine mosaic medium, and executed in contemporary castoffs from the twenty-first century construction industry. I work directly with private clients, art consultants, architects, and designers to create site-specific fine art and architectural installations for a range of healing, commercial, and residential spaces.
I just reopened my Etsy shopAll my years of seeking and finding rare and beautiful salvaged and otherwise unrecognized treasure has gradually amounted to too much for just me, so I am unloading what I can't use at the best price I can offer.
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be part of a panel presentation at the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) annual summit in Philadelphia, PA, 11-14 March 2015. My co-panelists are Kelley Knickerbocker, Kate Jessup, Erin Pankratz-Smith, and moderator Karen Dimit. Our panel is entitled Beyond Technique: That Elusive 'Something More'. The annual SAMA summit provides a wonderful opportunity to learn from and share with other artists who are expanding this ancient medium into its contemporary incarnation.
Ether is one of ten artworks exhibiting at M3 Gallery in Pineville, NC. A number of them have sold and shipped out already, but here, these artworks inhabit the first two rows of my Studio page. Many of them grapple with the metonymic relationship between 'tile' and 'mosaic'.

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