Early in my career the 'downtown' experience inspired Deconstructivist methods for creating art. People were using found objects and other non-traditional materials in their work, tearing things apart and reconstructing them, processes that harmonized with the reality of the Cass Corridor in the 60's and 70's, and in fact still does today. This period had a profound influence on my approach to art that is particularly apparent in my sculptural and painting work.
In the 70's, I began to investigate the influence of our surroundings on our daily lives. In the past, I have spent a lot of time drifting between reality and abstraction looking for 'missing links' to expand this allegorical construct of conjoined figure/environment/abstraction. I realize that through time my concept and understanding change. Today, I remain flexible and open to new ideas that I encounter as relevant and interesting which may be useful for development of my work. In my art both sculpture and painting I have used abstract and narrative imagery. Dealing with deconstructivist theory to arrive at a conclusion, constantly being aware of new ideas, I tend to change habits to reformulate and finalize current projects. I feel purity is only relevant to the environment in which it exists.