The new LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, located in the Gordon Square Arts District on Cleveland’s west side, opened on June 14 and I’m so proud to have my art installed in this beautiful building designed by David Thal of WMF Architects. The work titled “Fifty Three Rhombuses” at 118″ x 56″ is printed on a composite aluminum panel and shaped by CNC router.
I’m honored to be a part of Summa Health’s new Healing Arts Collection for the new Patient Tower at the Akron campus. Special thank you to Meg Harris Stanton, curator – Summa Health Healing Arts Leadership Council, for selecting my work “Ninety One Kites” where it has been placed on the fifth floor across from the nurses station. Really like it’s location. Not only do patients and visitors benefit from the arts in healthcare, staff especially does so. Also, a special thank you to Christine Havice, Chair, Summa Health Healing Arts Leadership Council. With her background as an arts educator in art history, journalist, curator and consultant, she researched and wrote about each artist, artwork and the artists process. With dedicated web page’s for each, it’s a great resource to view and study the collection. Below is excerpt of what she wrote on my page:
After viewing this print, you may also find his reflections helpful in negotiating the visual arts world of today, where both digital and the older “analogue” techniques co-exist and often, as here and in certain other works of art in the Summa Collection, interpenetrate in new and exciting ways.
Wire – – Less, 2019 UV cured inkjet on composite acrylic/aluminum panel 38 x 76 inches, edition of 3
In the past I’ve worked with circles organized as a matrix of dots but a regularized grid (x and y are equal) makes the axis of diagonal rows of dots at an angle of 45 degrees. So, I thought, what would happen if the grid was modified to make the axis at 60 degrees. I further thought, how could I create a further sense of movement. I substituted circles with ovals and rotated them along the long axis at a 30 degree angle giving them some tension.
For a little insight into my process, above is also sketch of mathematical layout in pixels I worked out first. This allows me to place guidelines in photoshop at 300 pixels vertically and 173 pixels horizontally giving me the accuracy I need to construct it.
For this first piece using this grid and rotated ovals, I spell out the words Wire Less. At first glance it could be read as wireless, a nod to the ubiquitousness of wireless technology. But another reading is Wire – Less; a message to metaphorically unplug once and a while.