Pop Song Poems

In 1973 after working in theater for several years, I began a career in the arts, focusing first on ceramics. By 1978, I began to fabricate large-scale photorealist sculptures of American industrial architecture, later shown in four solo shows at OK Harris Gallery, NYC. In 1984, alarmed by the “de-industrialization” of America, I began a multimedia project on the decline of the American steel industry. Traveling to steel towns across the country, I took photographs of abandoned mills, researched public libraries, and scoured bookstores for any printed material related to the steel industry. In 1988, "Home Scrap," a series of sculptures, paintings and photographs, accompanied by a printed catalog, was shown at Carlo Lamagna Gallery, NYC and other venues across the country. Since, I have fabricated welded steel, ceramic and glass sculptures referencing the vessel and abstract expressionist paintings.

I have been fortunate to teach at New York University, Pratt School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, California College of Arts & Crafts and Louisiana State University and privileged to receive three National Endowment for the Arts grants in Painting and Sculpture and a New York State Foundation for the Arts grant in Ceramics. In 2003, the Mint Museum of Art and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design presented a career retrospective survey of sculptures, paintings, photography and digital works.

mint museum

Other websites

vanishing catskills

ibooks and prints are available through each website.


I would like to thank Bruce Gallanter and Manny Maris, Downtown Music Gallery, NYC, NY, Frank Scott, Roots & Rhythm, El Cerrito, CA, and especially Andrew Chinnici, Lakeshore Record Exchange, Rochester, NY, for their musical knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm and committment.

I would like to especially thank Marta Filipek for her assistance and persistence in tracking down images for the albums used.

Monika Sziladi of Hoopycake Design as the overall project coordinator created the necessary protocols, database and design for this site. Her enthusiasm, dedication and attention to detail made this project feasible and pleasurable.

Ethan Crenson of Red Shift Design is responsible for the splash page and page banner.

And course thanks to Micheline Gingras and Allan Chasanoff for their enduring suport and encouragement.