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2019 - 2020  Yakima Valley Museum Show

2019 Tri-Cities Airport Show

 
 2019 Heritage University Featured Artist
  Promotional Package Credit:  Heritage University Graphics Dept., and Ms. Dana Eliason, Sr. Director of Donor Devleopment
2018 Tucannon Cellars Show
2017 Sixth St. Gallery Prosser Show 
ABOUT THE ART 
  
Working the art involves ‘mining' their warm colors and textures where image fragments are used like "brushstrokes". 

The labels themselves were made using obsolete stone and screen lithographic processes, and have been ‘aged’ for 75-100 years to give warm and unique hues.  In many cases, the labels have never seen the light of day.

The differing viewpoints of fractured images, and slices of landscapes, fruits, and orchards, almost seem to be healed through the organization of radial and reflective symmetry, and repetition.  The colorful labels are used extravagantly in that hundreds are used in each piece, depending on size. 

The designs draw from cubist and futurist influences as well as modular origami and other folding techniques.  The impressionistic design intent is to create bold fireworks, fractal, and kaleidoscope-like action and motion that are simultaneously calm and balanced. 
Shown above are some early label collages from 20 years ago     
  
These  handcrafted paper designs draw from cubist and futurist influences as well as modular origami and other home-grown folding techniques.  The impressionistic design intent is to create bold fireworks, fractal, and kaleidoscope-like action and motion that are simultaneously calm and balanced.  The larger works almost seem to be healed as image fragments try to align  and organize through radial and reflective symmetry, and repetition.   

The differing viewpoints offered by these fractured images include slices of farming landscapes, fruits, trees, leaves, orchards, and other items.  About 2% of the labels I collect are suitable for this style of the art. 

 Hand cropped and folded vintage Washington labels are used 'extravagantly', in that hundreds of them are consumed in making the larger works.  No color copies are used in the construction of these handmade works, only vintage lithographs that are 75-100 years old.



ABOUT ME
                                                          

I am a lifelong Washington State resident who has lived in the Tri-Cities and Eastern Washington for over 34 years.  My lovely wife Marcia and I met in college and are both chemical engineers by profession.  We have 4 grown children and enjoy spending time with friends, making new friends, and serving the community through our church. 

We like to run, hike, walk, hunt agates, and go to the mountains - it's a happy place.


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