Having studied art in Philadelphia, I proceeded to live and
show work in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently New
York City. I consider myself a surrealist. In 2005, I took
part in a group show in MicroCOSM for all the artists who
contributed to the creation of Alex Greyís COSM gallery,
the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. In 2006, I have been in a group
show at Art Gotham. In July of 2007, I am excited to be included
in a group show called ìHeat; The Next Tortured Genius
2î, at Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. Also,
I am very pleased to be a member of The Society for Art of
imagination, along with many talented and inspired artists
from around the world, including Mr. Grey, Ernst Fuchs and
H. R. Giger. (Please see JWZEH.com, COSM.org. and Artofimagination.org.)
I now live and create in Brooklyn, NYC.
Finding inspiration from Leonardo DaVinci, Robert Crumb, H.R.
Giger, Alex Grey, Max Ernst, Joe Coleman and others, I use
anything I get my hands on to be a vessel representing the
pain, sexuality, humor, brutality and beauty of human beings-
the most wonderful and terrible thing to be. For some of my
creative process, I have adapted a layered method similar
to what Max Ernst termed ìfrottageî, which can
involve interpreting new imagery from found or created patterns
and textures. Frequently, and for the last decade, I perceive
these images in maps, allowing the topography to add layers
of meaning for the viewer. More recently, I have begun to
infuse these pieces with collage including my own photos of
nature. I also spend time working with musicians in designing
outlandish and eye-grabbing images promoting their records
and events, often in a comic style.
All of my work seeks to express part of the constant wailing
song that is existence. Representing some aspect, huge or
tiny, of the endless struggle. In answering the ages old question
"Why are we here?" I reply: We are all here to improve.
We are all here to improve as individuals and as a whole.