The Apartness of Things

To slightly misquote a quotation by the Yale art historian Robert Ferris Thompson, “I am going to tell you what I will tell you. I will then tell you. And then I will tell you what I told you.”

In my art I have chosen a similar process/methodology of working: the art is about the act of showing to tell, then saying to tell. And I keep changing my mind as to how to tell what I want to say. Art as an excuse for talking.

Within individuals, is a stage of transitional object elaboration, in which the modern individual most closely replicates/remembers/borrows for a short time what might be postulated as a version of totemic object function (the dirty teddy bear or beaten blanket). It is our means of navigating the mine, the mind, the body and the “all else”. It is the desire to be, the desire to make sense. It is this narrative thru the objects (whether painting or sculpture) that I have tried to discover and articulate.

This is not linear thought, or if it is, it is with “hiccups and throw ups”, with false turns that are right and right turns that are wrong. The objects are a conversation where the connection and disconnection between objects is often as important as the objects themselves.


The project is of approximately 4000 works (2010): drawings paintings, collages and sculpture divided into three arbitrary phases: child, woman and man.

The early pieces of this project find and then make objects of both permanent and temporary meanings creating a private (layers of hidden and exposed) negotiable vocabulary. The work then combines this vocabulary (objects) as both a form of dialogue and dialogue of form both moving from private to public relationship implicit in dialogue. The work has now begun to look at the possibilities of this dialogue, its richness and nuance.




2004 to 2010: Principal Design Director

2000 to 2004: Design Director

1999 to 2000: MARCHFIRST, NYC Design Director, Branded Environments Group 1990 to 1999: DESIGN SUPPLY, NYC Principal, Branded Environments Group 1998-1990: HAINES, LUNDBERG, WAEHLER ARCHITECTS, NYC Associate Designer, Architectu ral Desig n 1986 to 1988: EDWARD DURELL STONE ARCHITECTS, NYC Senior Designer, Architectural Design 1984 to 1986: MURPHY/JAHN ARCHITECTS,   NYC Designer, Architectural Design


Harvard University, Guest Critic Carnegie Mellon University, Guest Critic Parsons School of Design, Guest Critic New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Guest Critic Parsons School of Design, Associate Professor, Photography


1983: YALE   UNIVERSITY, Master of Architecture 1976: BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Bachelor of Arts


VSMD, Store of the Yea r (HBO) National AIA Awa rd (Drop Shop) Euro Shop Retail Design (Barneys NY, Dallas) World Retail Award Innovative Format of the Year (Baroue) llDA, Store/Exterior of the Year (Barneys NY, Dallas)

Client List Highlights


Armani A/X

Barneys New York Baroue Burberry Dior DropShop Jimmy’z Scholastic Bookstore Szamzie Degee Karma HBO P.S. from Aeropostale Bath & Body Steve Madden DKNY Nicole Miller American Girl Place People Magazine Store Lenovo NBA Neiman Marcus Travel Channel Food Network


ING Wachovia Chase Webster PNC Banco de Brazil Bank of America Fidelity EFG Hermes Keybank