I have been pushed, kicking and screaming, into the digital age. After decades
as an artist and educator, honing aesthetic, technical and public speaking
abilities, I am testing the waters of this new ocean of communication. Dragging
carousels of slides to galleries, museums and lectures has become burdensome.
Slide projectors are rare, and those that do survive often serve as resting
spots for coffee mugs. As a fully functional human silverback, I find the new
technology both alluring and necessary.
I am what I always wanted to be, an artist. Additionally, I discovered my love
of teaching, and have been an art educator since 1968. I have enjoyed a lifetime
of doing exactly what I love to do, and hopefully doing it well. I am a human
being, a man, a husband, father and an artist, and am fortunate to be surrounded
by family, friends, colleagues and students.
Whatever I am, I am the product of my parents, Moshe and Malka. They raised me
through the end and aftermath of World War II; from Uzbekistan through Poland,
Israel and the US. I owe them my survival, and the love that shaped me into the
person I am. My wife, the love of my life, Sara Nuss-Galles, and my children,
Jeremy and Arlie Haft, have enriched and completed my existence. Our circles of
family and friends validate my place in the world.
I hope that visitors find the artistic journey presented through these images
and writings of interest. I have just updated my new works webpage with the
inclusion of a new Heartland Series of Reflected-Light Paintings ... be sure to
take a look at that I am working on and the new process.