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About Me

My Background

My connection to the "Art World" began back in the late sixties with writing Poetry.  After almost killing myself with an overdose of "Black Windowpane" LSD in 1971, i left all of my 'hippy-ism 'behind.  In 1985 i learned a friend of mine was near death, and the funeral would be coming up pretty soon.  These lines went thru my mind...  "Lay the warriors weapons in a pile there at her feet/ Clothe her in beribboned Battledress, her last campaign complete...  That Poem opened the door to the World of Poetry in a wonderful way; and i stayed with it until 2008, when a new artistic endeavor began to happen in my life.  Carving "Mobius Band" Sculptures became a serious focus for me, and the Poetry just seemed to slip away...  i do miss the poetry somewhat, but i was almost never able to 'sell' one of my poems, but from time to time someone will actually purchase one of my sculptures and i really do enjoy that!


 

My Medium

My connection to the "Art World" began back in the late sixties with writing Poetry.  After almost killing myself with an overdose of "Black Windowpane" LSD in 1971, i left all of my 'hippy-ism 'behind.  In 1985 i learned a friend of mine was near death, and the funeral would be coming up pretty soon.  These lines went thru my mind...  "Lay the warriors weapons in a pile there at her feet/ Clothe her in beribboned Battledress, her last campaign complete...  That Poem opened the door to the World of Poetry in a wonderful way; and i stayed with it until 2008, when a new artistic endeavor began to happen in my life.  Carving "Mobius Band" Sculptures became a serious focus for me, and the Poetry just seemed to slip away...  i do miss the poetry somewhat, but i was almost never able to 'sell' one of my poems, but from time to time someone will actually purchase one of my sculptures and i really do enjoy that!


 

My Inspiration

My Inspiration sort of fell into my brain during my 'hippy years' when i learned of some of the work done by the Dutch Artist  "M. C. Escher".   i was in a "head shop" one day and happened to see an odd poster (done by Escher) sort of like the shape of a 'figure 8' but it was also kind of 3-dimensional with a twist in it, and appeared to be made out of 'lattice work'... AND it had "nine" Red Ants crawling around it, all in a well organized line (as it the Ants had be taught to crawl so nicely!).  i might have been stoned the first time i saw it, but it REALLY got my attention, to the point where i still have not forgotten it.  That experience led me to begin to read about Escher, and that led me into beginning to understand what the meaning was behind the odd "lattice-work figure 8". The German Mathematician/Theoretical Astronomer "Augustus Mobius" is credited with being the first person to conceive of an object that 'has a single surface and a single edge'; and the Math World decided to call it "The Mobius Band".  (Yes, i know there is a controversy about whether it should b called "Band" or "Strip", but U ought 2b able 2c that i am n the "Band" camp.)  That thought rattled around in my brain for years; i made "Mobius Bands" out of paper and cut them over and over again to enjoy the 'almost magic' event that happened when one would cut it with a pair of scissors in a certain way, and explained it to my friends on occasion.  i even commissioned one to be made for a friends wedding, by a magnificent Wood Sculptor in Nashville, TN., but the fun, for me, began after i retired and became a "sculptor" in my own right.


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"Touching The Impossible"

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