Originally from Tennessee, I've lived in Florida since the 1970s. I have had many occupations over the years, but settled on a career in information technology, which I used during the more than 20 years I worked at the Florida Museum of Natural History. I retired from the museum as IT Director in 2016. Creating visual art has been a part of my life for about four years now, with the initial inspiration coming from my wife, Susan Nash, an accomplished mixed-media artist for many years.
The artwork I create reflects a bit of who I am. I have always been interested in technology and how different components interact and relate with one another to complete a cohesive form. Within the context of my art, my creative process allows me to explore the multiple ways in which these interactions occur. I am driven to develop and execute the combinations that best suit my muse, and when the piece requires it, provide the proper form and function.
My work process is fairly fluid. I continually look over multiple possibilities in my studio/workshop, and when inspiration strikes regarding a particular concept, I begin “trying ideas out” with what is in front of me. Getting from initial ideas to completed design involves visualization and much moving around and/or fabrication of components. I might make a rough sketch or photo, but generally work without notes etc.
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