Recently my clients at Bailarín Cellars asked me a great question…what makes you dance? I had to give that some thought and here’s what I came up with. “Design…all of it.” Humbled to be among the great group of people on their list of “heroes.”
It was a great pleasure to be a part of the artistic endeavor that is IceBlocks in Midtown Sacramento. I worked closely with the developer, Michael Heller, to imagine and create a lit sculpture out of a remnant boiler from the old Crystal Ice Plant. The revised art version, Twenty-four, is now on the corner of R and 17th Streets.
I also worked with CADA on the bike racks in front of Philz Coffee- titled Dashes and Dots, and placed a third sculpture, Aperture, in the courtyard above the retail area. It's a fantastic new destination for Sacramento, and I'm proud to have been a part of it. Read more about what’s happening at the IceBlocks.
I have had the incredible pleasure of working with many of the designers on the Benning Design Construction team for years now. Some of my favorite projects and most memorable pieces have been for clients of theirs and I have appreciated their partnership on the many amazing functional art opportunities I've been included in all over California.
A little blast from the past...bio from my young self and a bit about my "airplane phase"...which seems to have continued in many other ways.
Truly honored to be one of three nominees for Visual Artist of the Year in the Sacramento region.
Repose is an expression of respect for Earth’s elemental resources. It is an examination of our ever shifting balance with nature.
With recent heavy storms, I partnered with my friend and hugely-talented local artist Micah Crandall-Bear to collect offerings from the easement of our California drought. As a two-dimensional and three-dimensional artist, we come together with totally distinctive approaches to how materials convey “abstract simplicity." Crandall-Bear’s technique for layered painting applied to the normally monochromatic surfaces of my steel and wood work delivers qualities of simple, elegant, industrial coalescence. The materials and creative visions yield a boundless relationship, conversation and thoughtfully fresh expression.
Repose will be on exhibit at Beatnik Studios from March 3 to April 20, 2017. Opening reception will be held Friday, March 3rd from 6-9pm at 723 S Street in Sacramento's historic industrial district. The gallery is open 11:30 to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday and by appointment.
After months of labor, love, sweat and tears...the piece La Feuille was installed at East Sacramento's McKinley Village in August. Alan and Helen Post Park, where La Feuille resides, and the art in the neighborhood will be dedicated next week in a private ceremony. Local photographer, Joan Cusick, brilliantly documented the process of making my concept a reality. Her work is featured below. Great thanks to everyone that helped to make this project a success; from the concept to the install.
What a week! A handful of great local stories about my piece, La Feuille, a public sculpture being created for the McKinley Village development in East Sacramento. I'm honored to have the interest and most excited to see art being talked about in general. Let the conversation continue...
Leaf Sculpture picked for Sacramento's McKinley Village, The Sacramento Bee
Our Newest Muse, Inside Publications
East Sac Artist Awarded McKinley Village, East Sacramento News
AUDIO INTERVIEW: Local Artist to Create Beautiful 'Leaf', KFBK, Kitty O'Neal
Beyond thrilled to be able to publicly announce that my sculpture La Feuille has been chosen for the entrance of the East Sacramento neighborhood development, McKinley Village. This approximately 20 foot tall abstract leaf and branches will be constructed in mirror-polished steel and stretch across roughly 80 feet of greenway. Plans are currently underway for an October 2015 installation. The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission announcement can be read here. Stay tuned...
A quick dialogue with Marc from local film student, Cody Martin.