My hometown has gone duck crazy since Devlin Hodges took over as the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In addition to being a professional football player, Hodges is a champion duck caller, hence his nickname, “The Duck”. To join in all the excitement, here is some old but related work.
In this artist statement, I explain how my love for waterways started back when I was a boy, and my father would take me with him to the Pittsburgh wharves during his truck deliveries. I came across some old photos depicting that period in time. In this first photo, if you look closely, you’ll see the river and some working boats in the back. I also find the old trucks pretty interesting.
“Passages”, as a show theme, is an opportunity for me to show the evolution of my journey through visual arts. The show will feature new work along with selections of art that represent the different types of work I’ve created in the past.
Through the years, I’ve enjoyed experimenting and challenging myself by adding different substances and substrates into my practice. This show gives me an opportunity to share this progression.