I am a first generation American of German –Ukrainian ancestry. I reside and have the life experiences of most persons inhabiting the many industrial/metropolitan areas in the world; mine just happens to be in the Midwestern United States.
My art attempts to break from our infatuation with comforting representation, pretentiousness or clever design. I am influenced by the mystery of the ancient and primitive as well as the twentieth century masters.
It is my firm belief that when we act creatively, it is one of the few times we exist in reality.