I have been an artists all my life and have been taught and mentored by some of the finest (Gui Ignon, Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Hartman, Jerrold Ballaine, Peter Voulkos - among others). 

During my career as an architect and builder, I continued painting, sculpting and photographing - and exhibiting my work in California, North Carolina and New York.

My most recent work involves sculpting temporary works with all sorts of materials and methods of assembly. I photograph the sculptures as they transform, disintegrate, cease to be what they were. The photographs are requiems to these solitary moments - as I acknowledge the impermanence of all there is.

Don Porter