Since I was a child, my artistic process was to reach inward, then offer outward, a thousand imperfect depictions of the stuff of my life. This work was never "pretty".
Now, my artistic process requires that I inwardly still myself so that something more universal can reach through my art and connect me to others.
When this is effective, the resulting artwork can hold all of the imperfections that make us human and while this is not pretty either, it can be profoundly beautiful. -ch
Abbreviated C. V.
1960 - 1978 Connecticut Being born, Mr. Donelly's art class, puberty.
1978 - 1987 New York Angsty self-absorbed art with a post-punk influence.
1987 - 1989 Philadelphia Performance art events including exploding hairdos, dancing trees, neurotic puppets, & found footage of a brain surgery.
1990 - 2015 St. Louis Blurring the boundaries of art & life - becoming more me.
2018 - 2021 St. Louis Neurobotanicals: preliminary research, drawings, and prints.
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