The art made in 2004 was a shift from what I had explored over the past decade. My ideas incorporated new materials and new ways of working in the studio. I do not see a reason to create a certain look or signature piece and then spend years making variations on that theme. Going into the studio continues to be an exploration. I know it's best for me to let materials and processes follow ideas rather than feel obligated to techniques. I continue to use metal, wood, and found objects, along with using photography and even making my own "paint." It's paint fit for a mad man, being made of ash from a camp fire, egg shells, dirt from a garden, seeds, and other common but mysterious ingredients. I've made a slide show of a few pieces made during 2004.
Click over the face (at right) to view these examples.