I take comfort in the geometry that plaids provide. A gridded structure that no matter what, always manages to keep the peace. The hand painted or tattooed patterning over "soft" three dimensional forms constructed of industrial materials yields whimsical yet incredibly solid objects rooted in the here and now. 

Gaelic Bloat. 8ft x 8ft x 16ft. mixed media. Socrates Sculpture Park, 1999-2000.

Gaelic Bloat. 8ft x 8ft x 16ft. mixed media. Socrates Sculpture Park, 1999-2000.

Tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  fiberglas, plaster, gouache. 2001. 22" x 33" x 18"

Tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh. 
fiberglas, plaster, gouache. 2001. 22" x 33" x 18"

"Plaided double-point." mixed media.  72"h x 14"w, 1998.

"Plaided double-point." mixed media.  72"h x 14"w, 1998.

"Five Plaids." mixed media. 1998

"Five Plaids." mixed media. 1998