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My philosophy of art and method of creation can be summed up in six words: hand-wrought, not under the influence. I hammer bronze and steel to form sculpture. The surface may be patinated or painted. Because the work is welded and not cast, each piece is unique. I encourage all that moves me forward. Art is a language demanding structure and logic. Making art is intuitive and willful and intellectual. Sometimes it's easy and sometimes it's a struggle. I have a wide array of tools to keep searching. I have a sense that I can invent, concoct. This is the alchemy. Embracing an aesthetic life, I enjoy making functional objects to live with and to share. There is a tradition of artists making the things they use everyday. My bathroom sink, dishes, door pulls, rain spout-- even my wife's jewelry-- offer opportunities for play.
My art education began in high school with a Dura Scholarship to the Brooklyn Museum and a New York University Scholarship. One day, I knocked on the door of Isamu Noguchi. He let me interview him for a high school class. He was generous and gracious. There was something about him that made me want to be like him. I began college studying medical illustration at RISD, but received a Sojuorno Scholarship to the Academia de Belle Arti de Roma. There, I was fortunate enough to study with and apprentice for talented and inspiring artists, the most well-known being Henry Moore. After a short stint as a commercial artist, I began making sculpture and have continued for over thirty years. My work is my history, my product, and my resume. It is what I do and who I am.
Teaching Artist Experience
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