I have lived next to a cemetery for nearly 30 years. It has come to be a place of comforting greenery in the middle of the city. And in recent years, I have been developing images. Some are drawn from My neighborhood cemetery and some from others. In our culture as we lay our deceased loved ones into the earth (which is a ritual unto itself), we often adorn the graves with statuary. And I have come to admire the statues. Some are grieving, bereft. Others are gently smiling, and some even scowl.So, I bring them to you in this book titled Vigil, for they stand over us through eternity.
I studied fine art at Kutztown University with additional studies at Barnstone Studios in Coplay, PA. I worked as a graphic designer for nearly 30 years as well as taking commissioned portraits and working as a courtroom illustrator.