I am a Butte Native. My
formal education includes attending grade school and High School
in Butte. Then I attended Montana State University where I earned
a B.S. in Architecture in 1969. While there I was a member of
Delta Phi Delta (Art and Architecture Honorary Society) and Phi
Kappa Phi (Scholastic Honorary Society).
My Favorite Quotes:
only exist for the amusement of your friends.
not a dress rehearsal for your life.
With the advent of access to a Macintosh computer and color printer
in 1990, I began a pursuit of increased skill at computer-generated
imagery, basically as a move to being able to produce conceptual
and other art "virtually" rather than in reality. (It's
much less expensive, and therefore more in line with my budget).
I now maintain several (5) processors, including both the Mac
and the Windows platforms. Recent output is from a large-format
(13" x 44") Epson Stylus Photo 1280 using Epson archival
ink. Images and projects so far are too numerous to catalog here,
and total over 40 Gigabytes and growing. Output is in 2D, architectural
CAD, and more recently 3D.
Some noteworthy examples of my early work include:
"Six Butte Dreams Twinkling in The Mine's Eye" was
featured in the National Invitational Traveling Computer Art
Show in Butte at the Arts Chateau in 1992.
One-man show of thirty-five pieces exhibited at the opening of
the Columbian Gardens Coffee House in Butte in 1992.
"Butte-The Richest Hill On Earth-(Composite View)"
was done as part of a collaborative mural done by ten artists
at the Uptown
Cafe in Butte in
The Cavalier Series - computer-generated color posterwork for
various musical events at the Cavalier Lounge of the Finlen Hotel
in Butte. The production of the posters was done at first by
hand in limited editions, with each individual poster's production
time kept and marked on the back. By employing stencils, spray
can paint, markers, and a copy machine, I was able to do some
as a hand-drawn medium with limited editions of each event's
poster. The posters in this series were exhibited in a one-person
show at the Frame Gallerie in Butte in June 1998.
"Live On Stage At The OXO Foundation", a commemorative
poster for the "Party of The Decade Party" (1993 -Thirteen
years after the event)
"Obligatory/Imaginary Butte Scene", "Nine-Hundred
Horsepower Salad Bar", "Self-Propelled Ozone Generator",
"Blind Frank", "Van De Graff Canine Network",
and others. Various dates from 1990-1995.
Donated computer artworks have appeared in fundraising auctions
at the Copper Village Art Center in Anaconda and the ACLU of
Montana Foundation Art Auction Show in Bozeman.