In 2011, at the age of 54, I built Northrock Studios at my home in Caddo Mills Texas and began to make art. At that time, I was working full time in the construction business and I made art as time allowed. In 2020 I left the construction business and devoted myself fulltime to art. Having spent the previous forty years in construction, it felt natural to adapt its materials and techniques into my art. I am not a formally trained or educated artist. While I have spent fifty years looking at and thinking about art, my abilities and skills in creating my pieces are firmly grounded in the utilitarian occupation of construction.
The subject of my art are the materials themselves. The materials (concrete, steel, glass, wood, fiber, adobe, salvaged vines, etc.) I choose and how I combine and transform them to create a visual narrative, are the content of my art. The complex web of symbolic and spiritual meaning inherent to each piece is determined in the material world of the artist.
I'm an artist because its the best use of the time I have left on the planet. If I can create art that satisfies my desire to recast the material world in ways that reveal new and interesting results and at the same time enhances the vision of someone viewing my art, then it is all time well spent. I am grateful for every day that I can keep on doing this. .
All the artwork on this site is for sale unless noted otherwise. To view additional works please contact me directly. We can forward images or arrange a studio visit. I don't make art to sell it. But when it's finished, it needs to leave the studio.
Northrock Studios / Caddo Mills Texas
two sisters/ collection of Tom Maxwell
small pour #28 / collection of Cadence Turner
coaxis #3 / poured concrete/ 9" x 9" x 3"
coaxis #1 / poured concrete/ 9x9x3
coaxis #4 / poured concrete/ 9x9x3
loam #1 / hybrid adobe / 9x9x2
OXO #1 / cast concrete / 10" diam
small pour #34/ cast concrete/ 6x6x2
coaxis #5 / cast concrete/ 9x9x3
truthbride #16 / cast concrete/ 12x12x3