I have worked as a Senior Art Director for multinational companies including NBC and Anheuser Busch creating and producing multi-media presentations and campaigns for which I have won several awards including a regional Emmy. My other design work has included: exhibition catalogues for projects in both the US and Italy; production layout boards and set design for theater, short films, and commercial projects; and parade event art direction.
I now live full-time in Florence, Italy where I am an adjunct professor. I teach in different universities around the city including classes in drawing, photography, computer graphics, and graphic illustration. I continue to consult with companies including 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles-based post-production houses, an Irish hospitality firm, and a Seattle-based dried goods company.
Presently, my ongoing personal art practice includes rescuing discarded things—ranging from bottle tops to store window mannequins to old scrap metal—and assembling these objects to create sculptural installations. I capture both the process and product using high-resolution digital photography and add a layer of digital manipulation to further remove the objects from their original contexts. The resulting photographs capture one instant of the inherently transitional nature of these found items. Drawing from my experience as a corporate Senior Art Director, my work attempts to explore the relationship between commercial images and more traditional fine art while posing serious questions about the ephemeral nature of our culture.