Artists Statement

While never gifted in the music department, as a young man I was an athlete, specifically gymnastics, track & field, and sailboat racing. The emotional and mental aspects of sports and athletics is what intrigues me. That split second of weightlessness while executing a trick in gymnastics, the feeling of crossing the finish line, or that elation when you cleared the bar in pole vaulting. Those fleeting moments are what I try to capture in my art.

I like to put the focus on the athlete over the sport. Sports and athletics can bring out the best in the human condition, emotions, and behavior. Things like fair play, courage, sacrifice, respect, and even compassion. There is an interesting dichotomy where striving to win, “take no prisoners”, and dominance are balanced with respect, compassion, and fair play.

I want my art to bring out the athlete/performer in all of us. 

"Inverse"

"Clearing the bar in the high jump is that point where where upward motion becomes rotation before the downward movement begins. This, and the "U" shape of your position allows you to clear the bar without your center of gravity ever being higher than the bar itself, Ain't physics wonderful".
 "Roky Erickson is a rock legend not only in Austin, but for the entire industry. He was a pioneer of the psychedelic rock genre and had an influence on many musicians including Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead and REM. Unfortunately he became most famous for his struggle with mental illness and has been in and out of mental institutions for most of his later life ".

"Roky Erickson"

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