THE VIOLA PLAYER   
A series of collages in honour of my dear father-in-law, Hans-Karl Piltz, an amazing musician and former professor of viola. He inspired me, amazed me, made me laugh with his wonderful stories and I miss him every day. His support gave me the confidence to become an artist. Hans-Karl spent the last several years of his life transposing classical music pieces for various instruments such as the cello and violin to be played on his beloved viola, thus I’ve done similar here, cutting up hundreds of tiny pieces of music and arranging them to flow as I imagine he saw them in his head while he worked. A labour of love in tribute to a man who changed many, many lives for the better, including mine. Each piece is named after one of his three favourite composers
Bach (For Hans-Karl)
Collage on 12”x16” wood panel. 
I had no idea of the historical evolution of the civilized world's music
and had not realized that all modern music owes everything to Bach." – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  NFS
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata in G Major, BWV 1039
Beethoven (For Hans-Karl)
Collage on 12”x16” wood panel. “To play a wrong note is insignificant.
To play without passion is inexcusable.” – Ludwig van Beethoven  Available, contact for details
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, Cello Sonata No. 5, Op. 102 No. 1
Bartók (For Hans-Karl)
​​​​​​​Collage on 12”x16” wood panel. 
It may well be that some composers do not believe in God. All of them, however, believe in Bach.” – Béla Bartók  Sold
Music: Béla Bartók, Four Orchestral Pieces Op. 12 - I. Preludio