Williamsburg, NYC - 1981*
I was born in Sydney, Australia to an Anglo-Australian mother and a Greek father.
In my eleventh year my father took his family on an extended trip to Greece, via Egypt. We visited the Giza Plateau and the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.
While in Greece we visited the ancient site of Olympia and its museum housing the pediments from the Temple of Zeus. The west pediment depicting the battle between the Lapiths and Centaurs had a profound effect on me and remained the single most important sculptural experience of my life.
While studying at the National Art School in Sydney I came under the influence of modernists’ sculptors and began welding open form metal sculpture. This approach to sculpture influenced the early stages of my career and lasted for ten years.
As a scholarship student, I arrived in New York City in 1978 and abandoned welded sculpture for a modern revitalized figurative form of sculpture.
On completing my scholarships and studio assistant programs I set up a studio in Williamsburg on the Brooklyn waterfront and remained there from 1981 to 1993.
Before settling in the Delaware River Valley area I spent four years on Shelter Island, New York.
Currently living in Lambertville I maintain a studio across the river outside New Hope, PA.
Traveling extensively throughout Europe and parts of Asia and studying their local sculpture traditions, I now spend part of the year in Spain.
An avid museum and contemporary art gallery goer my other interests are archaeology and Hellenic studies at Princeton University.
I continue to visit Australia and follow developments in the arts of Australia and remain an Australian citizen.
*Photo credit - Ghila Krajzman