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Industry Arts
Occupation Fine Artist
Location Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Introduction An eclectic eye and lots and lots of looking inform both my figurative and my abstract work. Key to my collages and paintings is a physical, often percussive rhythm, fluid line, and a delight in color. I also love visual saturation—I strive to give my viewers enough to see so that they have new surprises over time as they look. I owe my exploratory, freewheeling approach largely to Early Modernists such as Paul Klee and Matisse, and to medieval poets-especially to Chaucer and his 14th-century contemporary, the Gawain-poet--and to a host of mostly anonymous medieval artists who loved nothing better than to insert into the recesses of sacred structures and texts the awkward monster, the ribald pun, and the homely but telling detail. Look for the cat stalking the sparrow under a bed. In my hometown, Roanoke, VA, I show at The Market Gallery (540/342-1177). If you want more information about a piece, or want to see a wider range of my work, email me over the net at
Interests Modern and Contemporary painting and collage; medieval literature and medieval art, especially illuminated books and sculpture; ancient and "primitive" art; theory of creativity; poetry; history; history of the Bible
Favorite Music Ben Bullington, Andy Bullington, Bob Dylan, The Stones, The Boss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Fred Neil, Odetta.
Favorite Books Beth Macy's FACTORY MAN, which I just finished; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and other poems by the Gawain-poet, Vita Sackville West's St. Joan of Arc, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Maius's Illustrations of Beatus of Liebana's Commentary on the Apocalypse; Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; The Little Flowers of St. Franci;, The Iliad; Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks);

What reason do you have to believe the earth is flat?

None. Not even my flat backyard is flat.