With a background in monumental sculpture and museum exhibit production, my work serves as a bridge between commercial and fine art. As a professor of art I seek to communicate the principals and techniques of art and design to the next generation of artists. This environment is stimulating and allows me to keep abreast of the newest techniques and technologies.
As the former director of art at a monument, sign and exhibit company, I was responsible for production of signage and sculptures that could reach multi story scale. These monumental sculptures were sometimes freestanding and sometimes attached to other structures. I was responsible for designing armatures and working with architects and engineers to ensure compatibility with the site. My duties were to oversee production and transportation to site. Special care was taken to ensure accuracy to the original design and longevity of the product.
The museum exhibit portion of my position required attention to the display’s conceptual and historical intent. Care was taken to ensure the exhibit honored and respected historical accuracy, while providing effective communication and retention of the subject. These projects ranged from faux concrete panels for a concentration camp at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie Il, to a traveling interactive circus themed children’s exhibit about human parasites.
Regardless of the intended viewer/participant, it is my goal to provide a safe, educational and above all powerful interaction. This is achieved through the use of the newest tools and technologies, thorough knowledge of technique and material, and an ongoing study of human response to passive and interactive installations.