Artist Statement

Public Art is a message in a bottle. In one hundred years the works we commission today will inform our children about who we were and what inspired us. Great Public Art is timeless. It speaks to us today but will still be relevant to those who follow us tomorrow.

The purpose of Public Art is NOT to decorate a building or site – that is the role of an architect or designer. Design is a creative, functional solution to a practical, definitive problem. Public Art is not practical and rarely functional. Public Art must inspire and transport us beyond our immediate needs. An artwork must challenge us with questions not soothe us with simple answers. Public art is more than decorative embellishment, it is poetic inspiration

My art focuses on the signs and symbols our society uses to communicate. Symbols that are a reflection of our cultural values, our attitudes and our beliefs. Early icons portrayed the intangible, demonstrated power, and inspired awe. My work seeks to return cultural symbols to their rightful place as touchstones of wonder and power, as focal points that inspire civic discourse and explore our yearning for creative achievement.

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