1980s

The NJ Arts inclusion program had just begun and a proposal called, the New Death of Socrates won the first commission.   A series of other public works followed including one for the State House in Trenton, NJ, which was done in Pietrasanta , Italy at the end of the decade.   The Death of Socrates concept stayed on for some time spawning paintings, prints and sculpture.  The practice of public works encouraged larger works and what came to be called ‘negative figure’,  sculptures in which the figure was shown in a space between two abstract shapes.

Falling Out – Acrylic on Canvas and Wood 1980
The New Death of Socrates – Forensic Science Institute – Anodized Aluminum 1981
The New Death of Socrates (detail) – Forensic Science Institute – Anodized Aluminum 1981
Chiron- Installation at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey- 1983
Handstand – cement/acrylic meduim over wood 1986
Negative Figures – Installation at Pyramid Gallery – acrylic on wood 1989