Born: San Bernadino, California, 1944 Served in Vietnam, U.S. Marine Corps 3d Battalion, 4th Regiment, 3d Marine Division Dong Ha,Camp Carroll, and Khe Sanh, Mailman and general Marine activity, 1967-68
From the Artist:
In my performances, I transform myself into a sculpture that is both aggressive and adaptive. I wear an irregular lattice composed of locally found sticks, cord, tape, and occasionally foam rubber; my body is generally covered with mud. I have appeared with this structure in galleries and museums, on the street and in subways.
I also make "War Drawings," a series of two-dimensional games played with pencil and erasures, most often on paper, though I've done variatons on painted wood, fabric, and plastic surfaces. I draw x's and dots, black tanks and white ones. The x-men and dot-men fight each other for domination of the maze in which they live. The troops are moved or killed when they are erased or redrawn. The remaining ghost image becomes a history of their movements.