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.
my hands | my soul | my mind
My hands, my soul and my mind converge on each piece. The outcome is a sculpture that triggers a tangible emotional response, energizes stagnant space, and creates a visual journey through abstract design. Balance and resolve are key, an ocular symphonic composition to satiate the visual appetite.
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 can introduce motion that otherwise would leave the piece stagnant. I find great joy working with the various ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Combining the metals alongside glass, concrete, stone or wood really give them life. A variety of heat, chemical or paint processes transform the work into something special.