In 2009, I moved to Philadelphia to study realist drawing and painting, from life, at Studio Incamminati. I was at the school as a full time student until 2012.
And then there have been the forays:
Silversmithing at Tyler—continuing at Nextfab
Bronze Foundry at PAFA---under the amazing tutelage of Pavel Efremoff
More painting workshops—various media—at PAFA and Fleisher
Silkscreening—also at Fleisher
Photo classes at Philadelphia Photo Arts
Studio Practice--Concurrent with all the adventures above, for the past eight years, I have been developing a body of work in assemblage-- using plastic, primarily polyethelene film and Amac boxes. It’s all about the color.
These efforts came to fruition last Fall, with a solo show at the Metropolitan Gallery in Philadelphia. It was a retrospective of all my work in the medium of plastic. Truly an amazing opportunity.
At this years POST, I’ll be reviewing the methods and materials and philosophy behind that practice.
Thank you Philadelphia for all you offer in the arts!!!