Carvings, Constructions & Collages
The art that I do can be classified as constructions, woodcarvings and collages. They have been motivated by the desire to express an ever-changing inner vision, a vision that is both psychological and spiritual, personal and universal. The collages are symbolic, yet at the same time use actual objects and photographs of real objects, I am always trying in my work to get in touch with and express the mystery that is at the heart of reality. Currently I have found that expression more in wood carving, using found limbs and various soft and hardwoods. I have incorporated wood turning into many of these projects lately. Death, grief, healing and joy are some of the themes towards which I find myself gravitating. These are themes I daily encounter in my professional life as a general internist physician.
In August of 1995 I had a heart attack, cardiac arrest and near-death experience. It has served as an inspiration to many of these works.