I am a self-taught artist working in steel, concrete, wood, copper and bronze; and whenever possible, using salvaged and recycled materials. As an artist I try to find balance, beauty, and meaning in all of my art. It's important to me that my work exhibits a harmony with, as well as a connection to, its physical surroundings. I have spent the last 17 years studying and working in the areas of building restoration, creative building techniques and sculpting. Part of what defines art for me is the challenge of simplicity in design, as well as construction. To be able to build art simply, using few and the most basic of tools, allows me to form a connection and listen to the materials I'm working with. Creating artwork is a conversation.
My interests lie in telling the story of what I see and feel related to nature, as well as to the elements of the human condition. In naming a piece of artwork, I give the public a hint as to my process and vision, but ultimately it is only a hint, and the final interpretation is always theirs.
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