Bachelor of Arts, 1984 Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
Master of Fine Arts, 1994 University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Rocks and minerals can be seen as the clock that dates the earth itself They are also the finger and foot prints of life's struggles and its evolution. It was the sedimentary rocks that provided us with the necessary information we needed to be able to realize our planet's age and history. They are the concrete evidence of things far more powerful than us. The 'Geodes' are markings of my own personal journey and my ability to leave behind an object of beauty and mystery much in the same way that nature does.
Every single industry that has been directly dependent upon our planets' minerals. We have grown so accustomed to this gift that many of us have come to take it for granted. Man's dependence upon fossil fuels is growing stronger than ever before. Even in a modern technological society we are facing a time when we must consider the implications of this dependence. My work is a simple gesture to try and make us stop to appreciate the power and great mystery of our planet.
Read our interview with Curtiss here.