Celebrating 75, conceived as a retrospective, was named for my age. Excerpts from the artist’s statement:
Initially self-taught, later trained in traditional modes of art making – wheel thrown ceramics, some drawing, some painting, figurative sculpture - it was not until the early 70’s that I began to take notice of current art movements. Impressed by Minimalism and influenced by Conceptual Art I developed a lasting affinity for the idea that Process was more important than product, and for the concept of Visual Thinking. For each of these it is especially important that conclusions, if any, emerge rather than be illustrated. Working this way I was surprised to arrive at a moment when I found I had insight into the development of systems, a personal way to appreciate both the mechanics and the consequences of biological diversity, and a way to think through the mysterious formation of the universe.
My approach values the oeuvre over spectacular individual pieces even though, over time, there have been a number of these.