I use precious metals bathed in acid to reveal ghostly images of the subconscious merging to our conscious.

Bio

Curriculum Vitae and Artist Statement

Artist Statement of Purpose
In inventing this new medium of art, I employ precious metals of gold, nickel and silver electro plated on a stainless steel panel, which is bathed in a multitude of acids. Developing this unique medium and the ghostly images it produces has taken years of experimentation with the help from several scientists and metallurgists around the country.

My complex process produces images that appear and disappear depending on the viewer’s perspective and the play of light. This allows my viewer to slowly discover layer-by-layer of images. Because the medium is intentionally subtle, it provokes viewers to examine every perspective to reveal the figure within the surrounding chaos and complexity.

With this medium, I am able to tell more complex stories, therefore some have called my work visual literature. As my viewers search for each image, I’m involving them in the overall message that the world has many meanings, truth and beauty, but you have to listen and practice the art of being awake. I’m asking my viewers to practice shutting out external noise and really try to be observant.

It is true my medium does go against much of the contemporary work being produced today, which often reminds me of trying to achieve what billboards achieve. I strongly believe when it comes to fine art you shouldn’t understand everything by driving by it at 50 mph. I have found most of the real lessons in life are that way. I have loved art that offers a slower more complex read and so in respect to my audience I wish to bring this back to today’s contemporary art.

Exhibitions

  • 2013 Haunting at the Harbor, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME
  • 2008 Haunted by Grace, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2007 Art Now Miami, Miami, FL (Rogue Buddha Gallery)
  • 2007 The Atlanta Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2007 Klaus Steinmetz Arte Contemporaneo Galeria, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • 2006 Kandinsky Galeria, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 2005 Rouge Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2004 Sculptor and Scoundrel: a retrospective of B.M. McMullen’s Minnesota Years. The Jean Stephen Galleries, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2003 Shed Light, Reveal Truth. LANGworks Gallery Minneapolis, MN
  • 1998 through 2004 Art-a-Whirl; LANGworks Gallery Minneapolis, MN
  • 1999 Keeping It Real; LANGworks Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1995 The Three Dimensions of the Sublime in Bronze and Marble, The Water Tower Gallery, Chicago

Education

  • 1997 Apprentice stone carver and sculptor at Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
  • 1995 and 1996 Patination training with Ron Young and Patrick V Kipper
  • 1993 Apprenticeship with Georgia Marble Co.
  • 1988-89 Apprenticeships Giorgio Gianetti, Felix de Weldon, Carl Mose, Don Turano
  • 1987 The Atelier Lack, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1986 Minneapolis Collage of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Awards and mentions

  • 1990 (IGA) Bronze Medal. From the German Stone carvers union

Collections

  • The Kemper Trust Collection; New York, Chicago, London
  • The Florence Nightingale Museum and Trust, London, England
  • The Fire Fighters Combat Challenge Award
  • The American Association of Architects
  • The WWI Unknown Soldiers Monument, Roma GA
  • Christ the King Retreat Center Chapel Crucifix , MN
  • Portraits and Portrait busts for Police and Fire Monuments and Memorials throughout the US and Canada for Brodin Studios inc.
  • Saint Olaf Catholic Church Chapel Crucifix, Minneapolis, MN
  • The National Cathedral, Witt Family Memorial, Washington DC.
  • The Loraine and William V. Williams Family Trust

Commissions

  • 2012 The Coronation. The Loraine and William V. Williams Family.
  • 2011 Houlton Courthouse for The Maine Percent for the Arts Commission, Houlton, ME
  • 2000 Saint Olaf Catholic Church Chapel Crucifix, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1999 The National Cathedral, Witt Family Memorial, Washington DC.
  • 1997 The WWI Unknown Solders Monument, Roma GA. United States (Brodin Studios Inc.)
  • 1997 Christ the King Retreat Center Chapel Crucifix

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