Artist Statement / BIO
My art is about the viewer's reaction.
I seek and welcome all responses, whether good, bad or indifferent.
Each response to my art becomes part of my Art.
Whether taking perceived known objects and abstracting them,
or creating original objects, it is the viewer’s response that completes each piece.
The results of each viewer’s experience makes my art personal to the individual.
It’s the viewer's response to my art that I am interested in.
I sometimes title pieces but only to help archive the piece.
It could be just as effective to name every piece “Untitled” or have the viewer title the piece.
IT’S NOT WHAT I THINK MY ART IS ABOUT.
IT’S WHAT YOU THINK MY ART IS ABOUT!
Born: Brookline, MA, 1952
Parents: Albert Sidd, Painter. Beverly Sidd, Interior Decorator. Both Deceased. Sister, Stefanie Held, Painter. Wife, Carol Aspesi, artist/writer/teacher.
High School: Brookline High School, 1971
Undergraduate College: Massachusetts College of Art, BFA, 1975
Graduate College: University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, MFA, 1978
Post Graduate College: Boston Architectural Center, 1991-1993
First Sale 1972
First Show 1973
First private Commission, 1974
First Community Commission, 1979
New England Art Foundry, East Hartford CT, 1977
Cerin Industries, (Foundry), Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1979
A.J. Anderson, (Foundry), Hartford CT, 1981
New England Post and Beam, Wells VT, 1983
West Rutland School District, West Rutland VT, 1985
Hilltop Slate Co., Granville NY, 1989
Modern Mechanisms/American Aerials, (Pyrotechnics), 1993
Audio Video Design, Wellesley MA, 1998
Metal Matrix Cast Composites, Waltham MA, 2000
The Barkmill Group, (Design Build Studio), Weathersfield VT, 2002
Clear Lake Furniture, Ludlow VT, 2004
Clear Mountain Solar, Claremont, NH, 2006
HB Energy Solutions, Springfield VT, 2008
Sugar River Valley Technical Center, Claremont NH, 2011
River Valley Technical Center, Springfield VT, 2014