I grew up in the burbs of Portland Oregon
There was a creek in the back yard.
Painted my first painting when I was 13 after seeing my brother paint
He’s a filmmaker now.
In high school I was lucky and got kicked out of 2nd year algebra. I was ordered to the art room where I met a great art teacher who encouraged me.
At the same time I also had an English teacher who would read my attempts at prose and thought I had some talent.
I got interested in stained glass when I was a freshman in college
Switched to art from English – left college after two years.
Stumbled into glass blowing at Portland State, which I loved but wasn’t good at
And I didn’t have a thing to say with it.
Went back to flat glass. Took a class from a German designer
And immediately did the opposite of his teachings, he was too strong.
Though I did like the way he responded to architecture.
He cared and really worked on his designs.
In 1975 the Oregon art commission smiled on me and I got to make a leaded window for a food stamp office. Two cartoon weight lifters. I really liked getting paid up front plus I had to design a steel frame for the thing which forced me to work with welders.
I never could have been a gallery artist. But doing something different all the time suited my learning style – which was the “couldn’t sit still in class” style.
I’ve been working in metal mostly for the past 25 years. Art has been my only job since 1980. I have work in 10 states and have finished over 50 public art projects.
|Work in Metal|
|Pierce County Courts Building||Tacoma, Washington||2007|
|West Sound Academy||Poulsbo, Washington||2007|
|Mt Vernon High School||Mt. Vernon, Washington||2006|
|S Sound Community College||Olympia, Washington||2005|
|King Co Housing||Kent, Washington||2004|
|Memorial John Hay School||Seattle, Washington||2000|
|Green Hill School Prison||Chehalis, Washington||2000|
|New Jersey Transit||Hoboken, New Jersey||2000|
|Redmond Community Center||Redmond, Washington||2000|
|Anoka Treatment Center||Anoka, Minnesota||1999|
|Charnelton Parking Exterior||Eugene, Oregon||1999|
|E Portland Community Center||Portland, Oregon||1998|
|Franklin Elementary||Tacoma, Washington||1997|
|Children’s Services||Pensacola, Florida||1997|
|Humbolt Library||Chicago, Illinois||1997|
|U of O Student Housing||Eugene, Oregon||1997|
|HazMat Station||Kansas, City Missouri||1996|
|Animal Science Building W S U||Pullman,Washington||1997|
|Evergreen Medical Center||Kirkland, Washington||1995|
|Main St Renovation||Auburn, Washington||1995|
|Children’s Theater||Seattle, Washington||1994|
|Airway Prison Visiting Center||Spokane, Washington||1994|
|King County Health Clinic||Federal Way, Washington||1993|
|Community Center||Maple Valley, Washington||1993|
|Dunlap St Renovation||Phoenix, Arizona||1990|
|Nordstrom Lloyd Center||Portland, Oregon||1990|
|Nordstrom Downtown||Portland, Oregon||1990|
|Transit Station Gate||Seattle, Washington||1990|
|Tree Grate Seattle Metro||Seattle, Washington||1989|
|Seattle Water Dept||Seattle, Washington||1986|
|All Saints School||Portland, Oregon||1983|
|King County Library||Bellevue, Washington||1993|
|Tabor Middle School||Portland, Oregon||1991|
|Oregon DOT One panel||Salem, Oregon||1989|
|Anchorage Dog Pound||Anchorage, Alaska||1988|
|Juvenile Court||Portland, Oregon||1987|
|Turnagain Elementary||Anchorage, Alaska||1985|
|King County Housing||Kent, Washington||2004|
|Barker Residence||Bainbridge, Washington||2002|
|Green Hill School||Chehalis Washington||2000|
|Pierce County Library||Eatonville, Washington||1990|
|East Austin Senior Center||Austin, Texas||1988|
|U of Alaska||Fairbanks, Alaska||1985|
|Pope Elementary School||Puyallup, Washington||1984|
|U of O Student Union||Eugene, Oregon||1982|
|Tillamook County Hospital||Tillamook, Oregon||1982|
|Bess Kaiser Hospital||Portland, Oregon||1981|
|Kaiser Clinic||Portland, Oregon||1980|
|Food Stamp Office||Eugene, Oregon||1979|
|Bainbridge Arts &Crafts, Works in Stone||Bainbridge, Washington||2005|
|The Art of Golf, Safeco||Seattle, Washington||1996|
|German Tour, US Printmakers||Germany||1993|
|Art in Architecture, Focus on Fire||Seattle, Washington||1889|
|Govett-Brewster Gallery||New Zealand||1983|
|Portland Art Museum, Oregon Biennial||Portland, Oregon||1983|
|Tucson Museum, Leaded Glass||Tucson, Arizona||1978|
|University of Texas, Prints||San Antonio, Texas||1985|
|Renwick Gallery, New Glass||Washington DC||1979|
Consultant for New Jersey Transit, Hudson Bergan Light Rail, 1995
Seattle Children’s Theater, Project Artrist, 1991-93
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship – Glass.1981
Corning Museum of Glass, Leaded Glass purchase.
State of Oregon Public Buildings: Pendelton, Eugene, Salem, La Grande.
State of Washington: Friday Harbor, Yakima, Battleground, Eatonville, Brownsville, Edmonds, Auburn, Kent, North Shore, Skagit, Edison, Tacoma.