Early Wood and Stone
1955 - 1963

Steel and Wood Polychrome
1965 - 1966

Fiberglass
1969 - 1973

Wood Deck Sculpture
1974 - 1983

Wood Sculpture
1983 - 1989

Wood Sculpture
1990 - 1999

Wood Sculpture
2000 - 2010

Large Bronze Sculpture
2009 - 2013

Small Bronze Sculpture

Small Wood Sculpture

Drawings

 

Works

1955-1962 Early Wood and Stone Sculpture
He began as a figurative carver in wood and stone, strongly influenced by Henry Moore. Carving is freeing the form from the mass by adding space to the whole. When he moved to NYC in 1957, stone and chunks of wood were less available than the discarded wood he found on the streets. Influenced strongly by the Abstract Expressionist painters of the time, his work then began to expand into abstraction and construction, going from centripetal space to centrifugal. Color originally came into use to hide imperfections in the found wood.
1965-1966 Steel and Wood Polychrome Sculpture
Invited to exhibit his assembled stone sculptures in Europe, he moved to a factory in Kettwig Germany to make the pieces there. Instead, because he had access to a welder, the steel and sometimes wood, were combined to make sculpture. Back in NY he used the weight of steel counterbalanced with wood which pushed the work into a new direction.
1969 - 1972 Fiberglas Sculpture
Fiberglas, with itís possibilities of color and expansion allowed for a lot of experimentation. Stretched over forms or to reinforce structure the work became more organic.
1974 - 1983 Wood Deck Sculpture
These pieces were an expansion on the later fiberglas works, which came through his interest in cantilevering into space and his facination with the structure of bridges. These were environmental works that could be walked on or around.
1983 - 1989 / 1990 - 1999 / 2000 - 2010 Wood Sculpture
The idea of spanning forms into space became more possible with the use of a 2-man chain saw sawmill. He was able to carve forms directly from logs and make his own random forms, finally assembling them into finished work.
2009 - 2013 Large Bronze Sculpture
These have been cast from older wood sculptures as a means to preserve them.
Small Bronze Sculpture
Some of the smaller wood studies are cast into bronze using the burnout process, each piece being unique.
Small Wood Sculpture
Scraps of discarded wood in the studio become small works which are not models for bigger sculptures, but ideas unto themselves or three dimensional drawings.
Drawings
These are sometimes working drawings from sculptures in the midst of being constructed, or sometimes a record of a finished work.