I create out of
joy and this reflects in my work. My style is
whimsical, happy and generally pretty abstract.
I know I have created a good piece if it makes
me smile when I see it. I am self-taught and
believe that to be an advantage rather than a
hindrance. Among other things, formal training
teaches the "rules" about how to make "good
art." If there is anywhere that rules should be
broken, it is with art.
I work with
recycled steel, found objects, and steel tubing,
re-bar, etc. I like that I can turn what would
ordinarily be considered waste into art. I love
to create kinetic sculptures that turn in the
wind. I intend them to be reminiscent of ancient
artifacts of an unknown civilization.
I was born in
1953 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Southern
California. I have been producing original art
since I was 20 years old as a hobby. I have
worked in many media including watercolor,
pencil, and acrylic. In 1991 I moved to
Prescott, Arizona, where I participated in shows
with my acrylic paintings. For the past ten
years I have been creating welded steel
sculpture, custom art gates and architectural
Commissions and significant works:
The Burning Man Festival 2001 - Nevada
A large (28’ x 16’) welded metal sculpture which
served as the entry to their Center Camp Café.
2002 - Dinner
Bell Café – Prescott, AZ.
I created an art metal fence with gate around
the restaurant’s patio.
This is a large wind powered kinetic sculpture
over 20 feet tall. It was shown first at the
Burning Man Festival in 2004. Since then
pictures of it have appeared in several
publications and it appears briefly in ”The
Surrogates,” a Touchstone Pictures
feature-length movie starring Bruce Willis
(released Sept. 2009).
Margaret T. Morris Center Strolling Garden.
– Prescott, AZ
I created about a dozen sculptures for this
Highlands Center for Natural History –
Gates, railings, wall sconces, and the feature
piece – a spiral downspout sculpture.
2010 – Gateway
Ranch – Flagstaff, AZ
A sculptural spiral stairway that includes a
kinetic element that spins in the wind and
shoots fire out of the top.
My sculptures are in private
collections throughout the United States. I am
Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery at 156 B. South
Montezuma St. Prescott AZ 86303
– gave a lecture/slide show on art cars at
April, 2006 –
was a guest speaker on steel sculpture for the
art welding class at Yavapai College, Prescott,
May, 2010 - was
hired as a design consultant for a new
amphitheatre at Yavapai College’s Verde Valley
May, 2010 –
Taught a two-day art welding workshop at
The Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos,