|My bent wire sculptures are handmade from
de-constructed copper electrical cable set in
a glazed concrete base.
My paintings are all created by entirely by
hand using a hard-edge style with strong
geometric lines. I often look to vintage
textiles for inspiration and work with multiple
panels to create large scale installations.
It all began when my kindergarten painting of Apollo 7 was selected for national exhibition. This small event so many
years ago set me off on a creative journey that would last a lifetime. While my formal education and career have
taken me in other directions, my passion lies with the arts.
|My wire loopings are created from a single
strand of copper wire. I use a wire "looping"
technique which originated generations ago
and was used to make utilitarian baskets.
|Using a dowel, I make loops of wire that I
interlock into one another to create
shapes. Each piece evolves – it is not
calculated or planned. Rather, each
represents an intriguing and unique journey.
|The long strands of copper wire are bent at
hard angles to create interwoven geometric
shapes. These pieces have a unique kinetic
1989 Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of Southern California
1981 B.A. Psychology, University of Southern California
2012 "Paul Bellardo Sculpture Award", Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs - California
2011 "California Shines Holiday Greeting Card Selection", U.S. Forest Service, Washington - D.C.
2011 "Opening Night", Solo Exhibition,Otto Gallery, Fullerton - California
2010 "Wired", Solo Exhibition, Otto Gallery, Fullerton - California
2007 "Artrageous" Solo Exhibition, Bloomingdale's, Century City - California
2013 "Palm Springs Fine Art Fair", George Billis Gallery, Palm Springs -California
2012 "Artist Council Exhibition" Juried Show, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs - California
2011 "Arts & Architecture" Group Show, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach California
2011 "California Shines" Juried Show, Stanislaus National Forest, Sonora - California
2007 "Orange Open" Juried Show, Guggenheim Gallery, Orange - California
2004 "The Big Show" Juried Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston - Texas
Private & Corporate Collectors
Hyatt Hotel Ohare Airport, Chicago - Illinois
Susan & Paul Irving, Chevoit Hills - California
Palm Canyon Galleria, Palm Springs - California
Georgia Fogelson, Rancho Mirage - California
Stanislaus National Forest Foundation, Sonora - California
Jim Gaudineer, Rancho Mirage - California
Karl Haley, Silver Lake - California