My foundation is mainly in ornamental and architectural ironwork and I consider myself to be part traditional and part modern in my execution and approach as a blacksmith. I enjoy the texture and details that can be created in a piece as well as the presence of process.
The romance that is involved in hand forging a piece of sculpture is what draws me to the trade as well as the intricate polishing of the different facets and the exquisite process of hammering and plannishing a finished piece of art. There is an inherent intimacy involved in creating art and sculpture. . The antiquity of bronze sculpture, the texture of wrought iron, the malleable yet solid qualities of steel, the juxtaposition of found objects, and the use of color and figurative portrayals are all aspects of my work that enable each piece to speak to the viewer; to express the social and personal struggles I have been through in a way that not only makes light of some difficult issues but also allows the viewer to relate to the artist and the work on a personal level.