My work is influenced by the wood carvings done throughout the Medieval period, although my figures tend to be contemporary. I attempt to capture certain features of the human condition, disturbing or not. Moreover, to some degree, my figures are influenced by the time I spent traveling, drawing and writing in South East Asia (1988-89). During this time, I wrote "Marge and Grace," a poem that reflects my struggle through, and finally, my emergence from the postmodern condition. My figures are, indeed, "a submission to stillness." A couple of years ago I completed a crucifix , which consists of three components and hangs on the wall. This piece has inspired me to construct more hanging sculptures, which are now complete. See "Figurehead" and "The Academic". Natural flaws in the wood are expected, and in some cases encouraged. See for instance, "Woman in the Crowd," which is cracked throughout. I work in a variety of woods, including basswood, eucalyptus, limewood, pine, oak and cherry. Read some recent reviews/interviews: (April 2002; International ezine, based in Lithuania) or, (February 2002) or, (January 2002)
Biography: Current Position Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Hartwick College Education Rhode Island School of Design Summer School, 1986 Tyler School of Art in Rome, January-May, 1987 BA, Colby College; Painting, Art History, American Studies, Magna cum Laude, 1988 Ph.D. Boston University; Philosophy, October, 1998 Awards 1988: C.H. Pepper Prize awarded for best senior artist; Colby College 2000: Cleo Productions; Juror's Choice Honorable Mention for Best of Show; awarded to "Figurehead" 2000: Cleo Productions; First Prize in the Sculpture Category, First Prize in the Woodcarving Category; awarded to "Figurehead" 2001: Showcase 2001; Northeastern Woodworkers Association: Judges' Commendation in the Carving Category awarded to "Figurehead" 2002: The International Art Contest hosted by Art Dept. First Prize in the Mixed Media Cateogory; awarded to "Figurehead" Shows 1984-88-: Annual Show, Colby College, Waterville, ME 1986: Student Show, Rhode Island School of Design 1987: Spring Show, Tyler School of Art in Rome 1988: Senior Show, Colby College, Waterville, ME 1998: Exhibition; The Multicultural Art Center, San Juan Capistrano, CA 1998: Exhibition; The Mission at San Juan Capistrano, CA 1998-1999: Exhibition; the Esther Wells Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2000: Exhibition of Crucifix; The Design in Wood Show at the Del Mar Fair, Del Mar California (June-July) 2000: (January-February): Exhibition; The First National Bank of Damariscotta, Camden, ME 2001: (March): Selected pieces to be exhibited in Showcase 2001, the annual Northeastern Woodworkers Association Show, Saratoga Springs, NY 2001: (April): Group Show: Mugz Cafe 42 Bank Street, New London, CT. 2001: (May-July): Selected pieces exhibited at The Fine Art House, 45 South Main St., Derry, NH 2001: (July 18-22): Photograph of "Figurehead" shown in Art-e-mail ; International Exhibition of E-mails of Artists. Exhibited in conjunction with MAC21, International Contemporary Art Fair , Marbella Exhibition and Congress Centre, Costa del Sol, Spain 2001 (October 27 - November 21): "Figurehead" to be exhibited in the 17th Annual National Juried Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition "New Directions '01." Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon Poughkeepsie St. New York. 2002-2006 (Forthcoming): "Figurehead" to exhibited as part of the Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas . The show is put together by the The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virgina, and will open May 4th, 2002. Afterwards, the show will tour the United States. Venues to include: The Smithsonian; The Anacosta Building (tenative dates: February 2003-Labor Day, 2003) New York City (2004-5) Chicago (2005) Atlanta (2005-6) 2002 (January): Selected pieces shown in Mutation, put on by 31 Grand Gallery in conjunction with Add!ict Magazine. 31 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY, NY. Talks/Presentations: 2000: (November): Slide Presentation of Work; The Northeastern Woodworker's Association, Albany, NY 2001: (March): "Carving Faces, Muscles and Hair," presented at Showcase 2001, Saratoga Springs, NY. 2001: (March): "Carving; How to Get Started," presented at Showcase 2001, Saratoga Springs, NY. Featured in: March 2000: artbabyart.com (ezine) April 2000: Artsfusion (ezine; no longer archived) May 2000; Vol. XIV, No. 6, pp. T27-28: Woodshop News May 2000;Vol, I, No. 1: Woodworker's Journal (ezine) May 2000: Studio211 (ezine; no longer archived) June 2000: Prima Donna (ezine) July 2000: George featured as an illustration in: Moondance (ezine) August 2000: (ezine) January 2001: The Courier Gazette, Rockland, ME January 2001: The Camden Herald, Camden, ME February 2001: The Colby Magazine ; Click here for online version March 2001: Photo of "Figurehead" pictured in The New London Day, New London, CT April 2001: Photo of Woman in a Crowd be pictured in the class notes of Bostonia Magazine Spring 2001: The Jimmy Sellars Online Magazine (ezine) June 2001: Creative Woodworks and Crafts September 2001: Artindustri (ezine) November 2001: WWWoodcarver Online Magazine (ezine) Winter: 2001-2: “Woman on a Train” featured in Add!ict Magazine , #15 “Mutation,” part of the “New York Mutation Project” February 2002: Interviewed/reviewed in slackerbonding (ezine) March 2002: Carver Resource (ezine) April 2002: The Secrets of Perfection (ezine) Summer 2002: Included in Papa Ink, The International Children's Art Archive (ezine) Television Appearances 2003-4 (Forthcoming): A Chip of the ‘Ol Block , hosted by Vern Robinson
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