I visit quite a few reclaimed lumber yards throughout the year and there is one in Old Saybrook that is particularly special to me.  It's like a candy store that has hundreds of different clear bins, all beautifully filled with every kind of candy you can think of.  This place has all its various planks and beams organized and laid out. There are even pieces that are cut and oiled so you can see what the final grain and coloring might look like.  Due to, or rather thanks to, the fact that I do not own a U-Haul or a storange warehouse, I cannot hoard a...

We all have had to work within limits before, self inflicted or not, and for various reasons. I generally don't pre-plan much before starting a painting  but for this project I gave myself a boundary for a week to see what would happen if i limited my color options. Black and White. What could be simpler right? Well, I quickly realized that I would need more of a plan than usual if i didn't just want a gray canvas at the end of each day. Because of the color, I approached each day with a different technique. I used a brush to paint one day, a mini hard can...

This is a short recital clip from my 2013 art show "reclAimed peRspecTive" at the Bendheim gallery in Greenwich, CT.  I am performing 8 Schumann pieces arranged for viola and harp by Lisa Tennanbaum (who is also in this video on the harp).

 

The exhibit incorporated the pairing of my own recorded music (of other composers like Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Satie) and my personal paintings from 2009-2013  via QR codes (a technology that allows an interactive experience by scanning a square "barcode" and being led to inter web content).

 

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Its been almost 10 years since I made my first table and it feels like it was yesterday. I was walking thru some commonly known home furnishing stores... Potterybarn, West elm, and others to remain nameless, and I saw a table that caught my eye. Long story short, at 24 years old, I did not have even close the budget for the $1600 price tag which bought you glued beams of various Brazilian woods, wrapped with Mahogany legs.  Yes, Nice!, but even better was the priceless moment that pushed me to do what I had wanted for years.. to design and build furniture!...

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