Born in California to a physicist and a biologist, throughout my youth and today, I have satisfied my inherited curiosity for the way things work by creating.
In my youth I had the good fortune to grow up near Stanford University’s Rodin Sculpture Garden. My mother would take me there to visit the massive figures. Continuing to visit the garden in later years, unwittingly soaking in the dynamic nature of these sculptures, the emotion of the massive characters instilled in me a need to create work with solidity.
My education has been mentorship and diligent practice. I have made a point to seek out individuals who use their hands and minds in ways that resonate. These experiences taught me perseverance. Hard work and focus are byproducts of the insatiable need to continue on the path as a sculptor.
Moving to Portland in 1999 provided the atmosphere and community needed to advance to the next stages of my artistic development.
I use sculptural metal-smithing as a means to create life experience, always pushing towards the unknown. I work meticulously towards refining my skills, always paying close attention to the subtle ways line and texture evoke feeling and thought.
Aggressively pursuing new and challenging projects not only pushes the limitations of my skills and studio, but also pushes the limits of my perspective. It is with this practice and persistence I compose new sculpture and design thoughtful objects.