Size: 18"W x 12"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
“Gizmo” was originally created for a cancelled group show which was to be a tribute to the film Gremlins. The visual principle of the piece is based on my paintings. When laid out in a grid, the circular forms create a negative space that have a push-pull effect, yet retain the cohesiveness necessary to form an image. The closer in proximity the viewer is, the more abstract the piece. The further the distance between the viewer and the piece, the more recognizable the image becomes. Circles overlap to create a 3D effect and color is vital in finding the medium between abstract and impressionistic imagery.
I was born in Salem, MA and raised in the Greater Boston area. My youth was spent in ice rinks, but I managed to discover my passion for making art. In 2001, I earned a BFA in Graphic Design with Honors from Montserrat College of Art. During the following year, I began work on the “space-ism” concept which produced the first piece for the Icon Series. The concept focuses on creating planes of space within two dimensional artwork while simplifying the imagery to geometric shapes. In addition, I produce drawings, mixed media pieces, and work as a graphic designer. Since 2003, my wife and I have been stuck in the terrifying traffic of Southern California.