My concept of art is informed by three categories: academic research, professional practice, and the process of the physical act of making. My academic research attempts to both elevate and criticize the classical liberal arts by praising the high value of this educational philosophy in developing the tools of the mind (rather than merely learning university subjects towards a career).
As a design professional, I am a generalist rather than a specialist. I have nearly 20 years of experience related to the field that includes 2-D and 3-D Graphic Design, 3-D forms in the domain of architecture and landscape, interior design, and various special projects subsumed under the heading of industrial arts. In making things, my approach to creating work is seldom programmed or routine.
Although my work has often had an electrical, mechanical, pneumatic element that could be classified as kinetic art, I am currently working on a theme in additive sculpture (welded). I tend to gravitate towards or appreciate themes of art that include: design and art in everyday life, craftsmanship, art and traditional aspects of truth beauty and goodness, kinetic art, art and natural theology, the synthesis of art with other domains of knowledge, and narrative aspects of art.
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.A., Claremont Graduate University
B.S., Biola University
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences