Gesture Sketches

Study of Laura I and II

While teaching Figure Drawing at Merced College, I would hire the model to stay after class and ask him or her to hold a 20-minute gesture pose. I would cut directly into sheets of sculpture wax and squeeze the shapes together.  These are a more literal interpretation of the human form to help keep my eye trained.

Study of Laura I

Inspired by Gesture Sketch # 18, I made this new variation called Study of Laura I in order to create a limited edition of 12.

11.5"H x 5"W x 8"D

Study of Laura II

Inspired by Gesture Sketch #19, I made this new variation called Study of Laura II in order to create a limited edition of 12.

5.5"H x 5"W x 12"D

I've always admired the iconic art themes while teaching Art History of the 20th Century.  The Kiss has been reinvented by many famous artists including Rodin, Klimt, Brancusi, & Picasso among others.  

My first version here was a miniature.  I then enlarged it to life-size including more details (sold).  I am currently creating several new variations in multiple size & scale.  Original in the Artist's Collection.

Gesture Sketch #4 & Sea Shell Dreams

The seated figure's belly has a spiral symbolizing the infinity of new life and the drawn relief shows the same figure seated next to a spiral seashell on the beach.  In the Modest Collection

Dancer (limited edition of 7)

Dancer was inspired by my early years studying Ballet and enjoying the performances of the SF Ballet.  She is doing a pirouette and our eye can not focus on her whole form, only the silhouette edges of her body emphasizing the concave and convex illusion of her form.

Jazz Turquoise

available in limited edition copies

Early Works from the 1980's

Daydreams II


Seated Figure I

In the Artist's Collection

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