Artist Statement / BIO

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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

 

Art Milestones

First Sale 1972

First Show 1973

First private Commission, 1974

First Community Commission, 1979

 

Careers

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