Always studying. Always creating. George followed the road less traveled and built the reality he envisioned. As a painter and sculptor, he lives and breaths his work every day. Whether he’s in his studio or in nature, he’s always working. New work inspired by his daily encounters.
George adjusting a painting of one of his favorite parts of Washington called the Palouse.
Often, this is where I saw George begin and end his day. The beginning and end of his day are similar. Jazz or Classical music playing from youtube. “I like to listen, and then see how far I can get replaying the pieces in my mind.”
Most of his work starts as a sketch, then he works it into a small wax sculpture, and eventually a sizable bronze.
George has dedicated a major part of his life to understanding the history and culture of Native Americans. Here is the profile of one of his subjects from his sculpture “Hopi Girls.”
Checking the map before we hit mud trails to find unique perspectives of the palouse.
He drives these empty dirt roads in wide open Washington state looking for future paintings. Every few minutes he would stomp on the brakes, jump out of the car, and shoot a few photos on his iphone. Later he would print these photos out and search for anything he could use for a painting.