About the Artist:

     It was February 4, 1984 when artist Patrick Nagel of Playboy acclaim died; this meant no new works such as Rio with a lightened mood.  With no formal training, I set about leveraging my High School photography and mechanical drafting skills in a world where I knew nothing of lithographs or color separation.  Armed with color pencils, pens, a cheesy propellant-driven airbrush meant for plastic model cars, tape, and an Exacto™ knife, I went to work creating solid-fill stencils using French Curves and various other drafting templates.  My first work took a whole year in 1989 to finally get something to provoke a mood.  I studied Helen Fisher and David Buss on the psychology of human attraction, followed by world-renowned makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, and pretty much any books on super-models in an effort to quantify female beauty.

     After 15 years, the analog tools gave way to developing Bezier’ Curve full digital pallets, allowing outputs to be scaled to any size without loss of resolution.  No Giclee’scanning and high-resolution printing here, it’s just high-resolution printing direct from the digital source.  On a dogmatic march to find female beauty, that journey found its way to provoking a mood of calm confidence in women; I finally learned it wasn’t about high-fashion, it was about women who give nothing up and can be vulnerable at the same time.

     As an accomplished software architect and Technical Fellow Emeritus for one of the world’s top 15 corporations, it wasn’t long until this trajectory intersected with technology in the form of my new 3D art pieces starting in 2015.  Aurora, the prototype, represents a sentient amalgamation of humanity’s pinnacle of technology; a calm confident woman as our emissary to the stars.