Arizona. What a magnificent place to grow up, with its inspirational landscape and truly amazing sunsets, it was impossible not to absorb the color spectrum the Southwest had to offer. Art in high school offered a definitive joy over the other scholastic requirements. Completion of high school led to a trek across the Midwest to further education and to seek employment eventually settling down in the Columbus, Ohio area. This is where my high school love, Rita, and I currently reside with our crazy bunch of four legged family members.
Flying had entered my blood at age 13 and little did I realize that it would become my career path exiting high school. And during that time playing instruments, composing music, drawing and painting was my go-to sanctuary. It of course still is. The creative itch bubbled over and at age 43 my desire to dive head first into the arts was overwhelming. For the last several years it was all I could think about. During what seemed like endless hours crossing countries and borders my mind raced, it longed for the day of busy hands, not as a hobby but to fully engulf myself into the arts full time. I retired from a wonderful career at Netjets to embark on this new adventure.
Enter full time artist. As a Metal Sculptor I have a tenacious desire to create one of a kind sculptures. I am a very motivated artist with a deep seeded ambition to continually challenge myself through evolving works. The final result should be art that moves you like the movement in the works themselves.
An enormous thank you is in order to, God, to my wife Rita, and to my family and friends. Thank you for taking time to stroll through my work, it is much appreciated.
my hands | my soul | my mind
My hands, my soul and my mind converge on each piece of work. The outcome is a sculpture that triggers a tangible, personal emotional response. Best of all those emotions are shared, not isolated to the artist but the viewer as well. Inspiration arises, often without warning, from any number of life’s seemingly random scenes whether good or bad. After all, we are living in an ever evolving work created by The Greatest Artist of all.
For metal art sculptures I find that fluid lines and almost limitless perspective really entice the eye to investigate, much like the curious environment that we occupy. Even if the work is linear, an appropriately applied patina or even applying additional metal can introduce motion that otherwise would leave the piece stagnant. Sculptures are often active but remain balanced and resolve themselves like a well composed song. I love to work with the various ferrous and non-ferrous metals like copper, steel, aluminum, and bronze. Occasionally combining these elements together alongside concrete, stone and wood really give them life. A variety of heat or chemical processes helps me transform the work into something special.
The creative possibilities are only limited by the desire to try something new. For me, art allows the gates to the unknown to open where I can rush in to fill the void.