Work presented in this section was the start of my awareness as an artist.
I have always been told that the best way to express oneself is through a subject that is familiar and is in your personal history.
Well . . .
My Father was a regional service manager for the NCR corporation. When he started, back in the 1940's as an apprentice, he was first assigned the task of taking a sledge hammer to the alley and smashing the older Brass registers. The company wanted to sell the newly designed machines on hand. As strange as it sounds, my Father spent the last 20 years of his life after retiring from NCR restoring the style of machines that he was first assigned to destroy.
As a child I have the memory of going with my Father to the office on Saturday's. I would find joy spending time in the basement where all of the older Brass machines were stored. They all had a distinguished unique look that almost suggested a personality. As an artist in clay in graduate school at Alfred, I decided to use my vision and establish a body of work with a theme of "MACHINES".