creating artwork for a 25' x 25' maze at Burning Man in 2000, I
received a grant to create artwork for a 75' x 75' maze for Black
Rock City in 2001. The theme that year was the Seven Ages of Life
and was presented as a board game. To mirror this theme, I created
an 8' x 300' mural for the exterior of the maze that progressed
through the phases of life as a board game. The paintings you are
seeing have been cut from the original mural and mounted on board.
have been working with symbols for around 30 years. They present
themselves to me in dreams, meditations and other states of consciousness.
The earliest symbol I used in the mural was from around 1978. In
working with a symbol I am interested in exploring the energy it
contains and how it evolves. This symbolic progression is also explored
in my sculpture.
addition to the mural, I created installations for the maze and
curated the work of approximately 17 other artists.
a complete view of the art work in the maze, click