Artist Statement: I am a retired physician, who has lived and worked in Maine for 40 years. I have always loved hiking in the forest, camping in the woods and swimming and canoeing in these glorious surroundings. The marriage of my respect and appreciation for the New England forests with my wish to create artwork from the trees that grow there is deeply satisfying and fulfilling.
Columbia College, New York, N.Y., B.A., 1964
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, M.D., 1968
Thomas Golding, Grafton, Vermont, 1998
Christopher Pye, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, Maine 2000, 2005
Nopradol Khamlae, Baan Tawai, Changmai, Thailand, 2012
The artist was born and educated in New York City and has lived and worked in Maine
for over 40 years. He resides in Lucerne-in-Maine and is a retired physician formerly
specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
For many years furniture construction was a pleasurable avocation. A trip to Vancouver
in 1998 provided exposure to Native American artistic work and stimulated an interest
in wood carving which has become the major focus of his creative efforts. He is part of
an informal group of local carvers who meet weekly to share the camaraderie of
working together while critiquing each other’s projects.
His work has been featured at the National and American Folk Festivals, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and Eastern Maine Medical Center. He has also installed major bas relief works in the Penobscot Pavilion at Eastern Maine Medical Center, the Pediatric Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine and Congregation Beth El in Bangor. Currently he is completing a Percent for Art (PFA) commission for the Nokomis Middle/High School in Newport and has successfully completed PFA projects for the Penobscot County Courthouse, the Brewer K-8 School, the Corinth Elementary School, the Monmouth Middle School and the Molly Ockett Elementary School in Fryeburg, Maine in addition to numerous smaller works.