artist statement

There is no architectural space that appeals to me more than the great cathedrals and churches of Europe.  They embody a sense of sanctity and otherworldliness that many churches of the later 20th century are sorely lacking.  A beautiful worship space, particularly one that captures and transmits light through colored glass, draws the mind heavenward, providing a peace-filled sanctuary amid the sometimes overwhelming din of modern life.   

Pope John Paul II, in his Letter to Artists (1999), said, “The artist has a special relationship to beauty. In a very true sense it can be said that beauty is the vocation bestowed on him by the Creator in the gift of “artistic talent”. And, certainly, this too is a talent which ought to be made to bear fruit, in keeping with the sense of the Gospel parable of the talents (cf. Mt 25:14-30).”

My goal as an artist is to raise the soul’s mind to beauty and truth and, as much as might be possible, to bring an awareness of  the invisible spiritual world that surrounds us.  It is my hope to use the gifts the Lord has given me toward the renewal of artistry and craftsmanship in His Church.