Born: Everett, Massachusetts, 1944 Served in Vietnam, U.S. Army 40th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, 267th Signal Company Bien Hoa, Song Be, and Firebase Bear Cat Telephone Lineman, 1966, 1968
From the Artist:
The "POW" pieces started with my belief that there are still American POWs in Vietnam, China, Russia. I became obsessed with the blindfold; the idea of being bound and blindfolded.
During the 1968 Tet Offensive, one night in Song Be the Viet Cong dragged a guy off, he was on a listening post on one of those foggy nights when you couldn't see the guy next to you. We heard his moaning over the radio and the rustling of the bushes. We were only a few hundred yards away and no one could help him.
We are blindfolded on this planet; we are unable to see what we do to each other. We are taught to see what we are told to see. When I found stone, I found life itself; when I sculpt, I learn to see.