Artist's Statement

I am fascinated by objects that reveal their history through their imperfections. The surface cracks, damages and consequent repairs to these objects are the battle scars of their lives in the world and display a unique narrative. I make my sculptures so that they too can have their own narratives and histories.

I've discovered I have an affinity for concrete. Typically this mundane building material is cold, hard and unyielding. I have found that by working with the pits, holes and cracks left after forming, and by introducing color through staining, I can soften the hardness and begin to express my feelings and artistic interests.

It's the mistakes and unanticipated results of this sculptural process that are the most rewarding. I prefer my sculptures reveal the marks of their making and so suggest their own life's journey. In this way perhaps, concrete might transcend its status as inert base material and be used as an expression of my humanity.

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Solo Exhibitions

DRIFTWOOD TX. November 2013: Connell Properties, "Cosmic Obelisk for World Peace."

ALPINE TX. April-July 2009: The Curry Gallery, Invitational Solo Exhibition.

JOHNSON CITY TX. March-May 2006: Debra Goldstein Fine Art.

OKLAHOMA CITY OK. January 6-28, 2006: Individual Artists of Oklahoma.

JOHNSON CITY TX. September-November, 2005: Debra Goldstein Fine Art.

AUSTIN TX. May-June 2005: Hatch and Associates Architects, "Form Not Function lll."

SAN FRANCISCO CA. December 2004-March 2005: Clark Creative Group.

SAN FRANCISCO CA. October 2004: "Form Not Function ll."

DRIFTWOOD TX. July 2004: Connell Properties, "Form Not Function."

AUSTIN TX. June 2001: Eden Park Academy, "New Sculpture."

Group Exhibitions

AUSTIN, TX. November 2013-2015:
Bee Caves Sculpture Park.

HOUSTON, TX. August-September 2014:
Lawndale Art Center. "A Panoramic View": Texas Sculpture Group 2014. Curated by James Surls.

AUSTIN, TX. March-April 2014:
Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Art Center. "In Space": The 2014 Members Exhibition" Texas Sculpture Group.

HOUSTON, TX. September-November 2013:
Texas Biennial 2013, Art Car Museum. "in-DEPTH" Texas Sculpture Group Member Exhibition.

SAN ANTONIO, TX. March-April 2013:
Sculptors Dominion International, Inc., Sculptors Invitational.

JOHNSON CITY, TX. November 2012-January 2013.
Kirchman Gallery/TASTE Wine + Art, Resident Artists.

SAN ANTONIO, TX. March-April 2012.
Sculptors Dominion International, Inc., Sculptors Invitational.

JOHNSON CITY, TX. November 2011-January 2012.
Kirchman Gallery/TASTE Wine + Art, Resident Artists.

SAN ANTONIO, TX. March-April 2011.
Sculptors Dominion International, Inc., Sculptors Invitational.

SAN MARCOS, TX. February 2011.
Texas State University, 2011 Faculty Exhibition.

BEAUMONT, TX. July 2010.
A Week’s Worth of Work. Troppy Studio/Gallery.

AUSTIN, TX. May 2010.
Eleventh Annual 5x7 2010 Art Splurge. Jones Center for Contemporary Art.

JOHNSON CITY, TX. April 2010.
Wildflower Days Invitational Exhibition. Goldstein Gallery. Juried Art Exhibition.
Juror Kathy Windrow. Cash Award for Best of Show.

SAN MARCOS, TX. March 2010.
Texas State University, 2010 Faculty Exhibition.

SAN ANTONIO TX. March-April 2010:
Sculptors Dominion International, Inc., Sculptors Invitational.

SAN MARCOS TX. March 2010:
Texas State University, 2010 Faculty Exhibition.

BLANCO TX. June 2009:
Uptown Blanco Art Center, 2009 Blanco Lavender Festival, Juried Group Exhibition.

SAN ANTONIO TX. March-April 2009:
Sculptors Dominion International, Inc., Sculptors Invitational.

JOHNSON CITY TX. November 2008-February 2009:
Kirchman Gallery, Resident Artists.

AUSTIN TX. May-June 2008:
Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Arthouse 5x7 2008 Exhibition.

JOHNSON CITY TX. October-December 2007:
Kirchman Gallery, Reunion: Recent Works by Eric Krause, Nick Mackee, and Darrell Troppy.

AUSTIN TX. May-June 2006:
Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Arthouse 5x7 2006 Exhibition.

AUSTIN TX. May-June 1997:
Artists Coalition of Austin, Aberrations Show.

SAN MARCOS TX. May-June 1997:
Southwest Texas State University, Twentieth Annual Alumni Exhibition. Cash Award.

SAN ANTONIO TX. July 1996:
Alamo Street Garden, Art in the Hood/Contemporary Arts Month.

SAN MARCOS TX. October 1988:
Southwest Texas State University, Eleventh Annual Alumni Exhibition. Cash Award.

AUSTIN TX. December 1987:
Marvin Seline Gallery, Small Wonders Show.

SAN MARCOS TX. October 1987:
Southwest Texas State University, Tenth Annual Alumni Exhibition. Cash Award.

Collections

Jerry Shelby, Spicewood, TX.

Rob Clark. Beaumont, TX.

Rand Elliott. Oklahoma City, OK.

Alan and Tanya Green. Austin, TX.

Dr. and Mrs George Hansen. Austin, TX.

Victor diSuvero and Barbara Windom. Santa Fe, NM.

Jim and Jerry Kimmel. San Marcos, TX.

Mrs Michael O'Herlihy. Malibu, CA.

Jimmy Tigani. Santa Fe, NM.

Dr. and Mrs Don Connell. Driftwood, TX.

Kimberly Acquaro. Los Angeles, CA.

Eric Weller. San Marcos, TX.

Sadik Huseny and Doniece Sandoval. San Francisco, CA.

Gallery Representation

Santa Fe Modern, Santa Fe, NM. 2015

Robert Hughes Gallery, San Antonio, TX. 2013-2015

The Curry Gallery, Alpine, TX. 2009-present.

Sculptors Dominion International, San Antonio, TX. March 2009-present.

Kirchman Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Johnson City, TX. 2007-present.

Debra Goldstein Fine Art, Johnson City, TX. 2005-07.

Marvin Seline Gallery, Austin, TX. 1997-98.

Barbara Zusman Art and Antiques Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. 1990-91.

Commissions

Cosmic Obelisk for World Peace.
Outdoor freestanding sculpture. Dr and Mrs Don Connell, Driftwood, TX. August 2013

Urbania. Outdoor wall sculpture. Alan and Tanya Green, Austin, TX. April 2005.

Arcadia. Conservatory wall mural. Dr and Mrs Don Connell, Driftwood, TX. March 2004.

Affiliations

Member of the Texas Sculpture Group.

Art Events

Austin, TX: World Aids Day.
Body Count at Barton Springs by Sally Jacques. December 1998
(contributed raft sculpture).

Education

1983 BFA, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

1987 MFA, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.