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Artist Statement

Creating sculptures out of metal has become my passion and some would say an obsession.  The sense of pleasure and accomplishment I get from finishing one of my sculptures is immeasurable. The burnt fingertips, the seemingly always dirty hands, cuts and bruises is a small price to pay.  In my view metal is such a versatile and forgiving material to work with.  With heat, pressure or a simple hammer one can alter metal and coerce it into almost any shape.  

Drafting and designing has become such an integral part of the process and my daily routine.  With each step requiring the use of new tools and making dies, at times I feel like more an engineer then a metal worker.  My work has been inspired my many facets and cultural experiences in my life, lately it has been Asia.  My sculptures are contemporary and containing an industrial design element, employing both iron working and blacksmith techniques.   

The sculptors that have influenced me have been the great David Smith, Julio Gonzales, Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudi.  I am greatful for all the vendors, iron workers and friends that have assisted during this journey.  In particular my friend and mentor Ben Todd who has lent guidance at every step, starting from my first weld.