Visions West Galleries
I am fascinated with the ways of the past. When gathering metal for use in my sculptures, I seek items, which reveal an interesting past life, unique function or other various beautiful qualities. Line, texture and form are all important to the metal that I hunt for in order to crate the pallet from which I sculpt.
It is a wonderful and daunting task to pull together so many individual items into a mass, which represents one thing.
As with all visions in life it takes a process of organizing and crafting to achieve the end goal. People often ask how long it takes to make a piece. I can only honestly answer that it has taken me my whole life. For me art is a lifelong pursuit and my current work is the culmination of those efforts. It requires gruesome levels of determination, focus and stamina. When I come out of the tunnel of hard work the reward is the joy I feel for the finished product.
It is so pleasing when other people enjoy and experience my little snap shot of what I value and find beautiful in life. That shared experience is why I whole-heartedly value art.