Several of these works are based upon the day to day encounters with random people in my life. I am particularly inspired by the beauty of the subject in the moment or the emotional content of their face.
The innocence of childhood, as depicted by this beautiful Japanese girl, is contrasted with the harsh rigid complexity of adult life, as portrayed by the tightly designed background. Each box taking four steps to draw! Mortimer H. Freehof Memorial Award, November 2009, Salmagundi 126th Annual Members’ Exhibition
Throughout my life I have been interested in dance. In 1976, while In Chicago, I took lessons at the Royal Ballet School for a year, just to learn first hand what it was all about. I was invited one afternoon to lunch at the home of the school’s pianist, who tried to match me up with this girl. It didn’t work!
This is not a piece about Narcissus. Rather it is an evocation for each one of us to examine our inner selves, our souls and grow spiritually. Each time we do so the ripples of our actions, as portrayed by those in the water, affect all those around us. After all, we are all in this together. First place winner in drawing - Annual Juried Student Exhibition of the Silvermine School of Arts in 1998.
How joyful we are when we are young! First place winner in drawing - Annual Juried Student Exhibition of the Silvermine School of Arts in 2000.
Everyone wants to be carefree, with no concerns, floating through life as if drifting in space as are these four boys (one is not seen in the drawing). Oh to relive the days of our youth when life was free of obligations!” Honorable Mention January 2010 Salmagundi Annual Black & White Exhibition.