Public Art & Design Experience Highlights

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With grants from the State of Florida, the Arts Council of Hillsboro County, and HCC, I created an installation chamber (12' x 18' x 30') called NIGHT MEDITATIONS I using fiber optic strands, rocks, foliage, and mixed media to create a meditative chamber in Tampa. (2008)

I completed a temporary light show, called LIGHT PLAY, for Artsplosure, the City of Raleigh, and the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Lichtin Plaza, Raleigh, NC. (2007-8)

MARQUEE, my 340,000 square foot commission at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and Dr. Pallavi Patel Conservatory with the City of Tampa in Tampa, Florida encompasses a full city block and incorporates their total facilities' exterior into the fiber optic artwork with the lights dancing at varied speeds and in different directions and architectural lighting design. (2006)

I completed a 26,200 square foot integrated design in the Great Hall at Port Everglades, Terminal 2, Fort Lauderdale, FL for the Broward County Public Art and Design Program. It's used by the Princess CruIse Lines. I created a tropical multicolored fiber optic and aluminum ceiling artwork called CALYPSO (178' x 154'), a fiber optic wall sculpture called, WAVES (4' x 88' x 3"), neon and plexiglas column capitals, and a total area color scheme. (Summer, 1998)

Commissioned by Florida Art in State Buildings Program for Florida Atlantic University's College of Education Building in Boca Raton, Florida, I created a pair of bas-relief sculptures. The 55' x 25' glass curtain wall contains a four-story fiber optic and plexiglas sculpture (ATLANTIC ALLUSIONS), and there is a corresponding neon, paper and lucite bas-relief sculpture, ATLANTIC ILLUMINATIONS QUARTET, with four sections placed on the two entry lobby walls (approximately 11' x 21' each). (Fall, 1995)

I was a finalist for the $500,000 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Frankfort Transportation Center competition in Philadelphia in 2001, and a national invitational $300,000 competition conducted by the Charlotte, North Carolina Arts & Sciences Council's Public Art Commission for the Duke Power Company in December, 1995. In the summer of 1998, I was a finalist for a lift station in Phoenix, Arizona for the Phoenix Arts Commission's Public Art Program. I was also invited to submit for the Miami International Airport Central Collection Plaza for the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places program in 1999. In 2000, I was a finalist at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism, and I was short-listed for the New England Aquarium in Boston in 2001.

I was commissioned by the Broward County Art in Public Places Program to create a 5' x 7'6" x 5" neon, sculpted papers, and lucite bas-relief artwork for their permanent collection. It was first exhibited in the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art's "South Florida Invitational." (1992) I was also commissioned to create a neon, brushed aluminum, and wood artwork, LIONS OF JUDEA, (7'6" x 10'3" x'3") for the permanent collection of the Museum of Art.

As the first recipient of the Duane Hanson Allied Artists Award (1994-5), I worked with Jane Haskell as an associate artist at the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

I participated in Design Broward, a collaboration between architects, landscape architects, and artists working within the community creating designs for the improvement of public spaces throughout Broward County, Florida, under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

I am Vice-Chair of the Public Art and Design Committee for the City of Tamarac, FL. i've lectured for the joint Florida Atlantic University and Broward County Public Art and Design Intensive workshop and at Broward,Community College. I've served on several public art selection panels and sat on the board of the Friends of Public Art in Miami-Dade County, FL.

My artwork is included in the new books: DESIGNING THE WORLD'S BEST PUBLIC ART, COMPLETE COLOR, ARCHITECTURAL ARTS AND SCULPTURE #14, #15 and THE SOURCEBOOK OF ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR ART.