Despite my kicking and screaming into the digital age, I now feel entirely at
home in this new environment. After decades honing aesthetic, technical and
public speaking abilities as an artist and educator, I joyously swim in this new
ocean of communication. The decades of dragging carousels of slides to
galleries, museums and lectures is over. Slide projectors are rare, and the
survivors often serve as resting spots for coffee mugs. As a fully functional
human silverback, I find the new technology alluring, necessary and useful
beyond my earlier understanding.
I am what I always wanted to be, an
artist. I also discovered my love of teaching and have been an art educator
since 1968. I have enjoyed a lifetime of doing what I love to do, and,
hopefully, doing it well. I am a human being, a man, a husband, father,
grandfather and an artist, and am fortunate to be surrounded by family, friends,
colleagues and students.
Whatever I am, I am the product of my parents,
Moshe and Malka. They raised me through the end and aftermath of World War II;
from Uzbekistan through Poland, Israel and the US. I owe them my survival, and
the love that shaped me into the person I am. My wife, the love of my life, Sara
Nuss-Galles, and my children, Arlie and Jeremy and his wonderful wife
Rachel, and their newly born son, Declan, make my life full and blessed. Our
becoming grandparents has enriched our family. Since marrying Sara 35 years ago,
her love and the love of family and friends inspires my art and validates my
place in the world.
I hope that visitors find the artistic journey
presented through these images and writings of interest. From time to time the
page will be updated as new works are created. If you find my works of interest
and want to make them a part of your life, many are available. Contact me and please visit again.