“It was with some reluctance that I agreed to write about my art.
I have always thought each person looks at art bringing with them their own experiences, which governs what they see (no one should interfere with that process).
Over the years I have tried to explore the horse and female images. Every time I worked with other animals I would always return to the horse. Its exquisite form is universal as a war horse, sport horse, or plow horse. The female form represents Mother Earth. Its pear-shaped, voluminous form is fun to work with. Again, each of us relates to our own thoughts.
I have always felt free to work in many media and examine an image in a representational, semi-abstract, or totally abstract form. It is personally satisfying.
The need to create images precedes recorded history. The drawings in the caves of Lascaux are an example. I have that need.
It doesn’t bother me if someone doesn’t like what I make. I would be upset if a viewer was bored by the work.
I hope the people see something magical in all art in any form.”
1933 Sioux City, Iowa
Presently working in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
University of Minnesota, Duluth
2006 Cornerhouse Gallery & Frame, Cedar Rapids, IA
1998 Cornerhouse Gallery & Frame, Cedar Rapid