I am a full time metal sculptor from Massachusetts. I design both large-scale sculptures for individual installation with private collectors and temporary public exhibits full of multiple pieces.
My love for art lies in abstract geometrics, and much of my body of work encompasses the clean simple properties of that style. Over the years, I have incorporated iconic and whimsical shapes into my sculptures that allow viewers to connect with my art on an emotional level. My public exhibits feature sculptures that do just this. I strive to create thought-provoking work that is sophisticated, easily recognized, and will serve as a mental postcard.
Stainless Steel and Cor-Ten Steel are the metals I choose to work with. The Stainless Steel is beautiful and versatile. The surface of it can be done in many different finishes (as you will see in our gallery). The variations add dimension and depth to the different sculptures. The Cor Ten is chosen for its “long life/low maintenance” reputation. It is what cities and the federal government use to make bridges out of. It oxidizes over time and then seals itself. It offers an organic and simple element to the sculptures while the Stainless Steel brings in a little more pizzazz and punch.
In 2002, I began my full time welding career. My interest in TIG welding and working with metal had started years before when I taught myself to repair metal equipment on my family’s farm. My interest in art started even before that, when I was in school. Art was always something I loved, but truthfully didn't think it was a career path that could support a family. It always struck me as a hobby, and having it make sense economically didn't seem feasible. To that end, I have walked a fine line of balancing my creative impulses with the economic realities of marketing, selling, and transporting large heavy metal sculptures.
The process for creating my art takes at least six months from conception to completion. When an idea comes to me I think about it for some time before moving to the next step. I complete a sketch and then begin the process of transferring that idea to something that can be created with metal in my studio. I use 3-D software to perfect the image I want before breaking it apart into workable pieces to be laser cut.
My work includes sculptures for home and garden all of which are on display at fine galleries throughout the U.S. and are included in exclusive private and corporate collections. I am honored that my large sculptures enhances many public spaces across the nation for visitors to enjoy and I hope to have a piece of public art in every state by 2015. When I am not designing, welding, or exhibiting, I like to spend time with my 3 children traveling in my Vanagon, 4-wheeling, and flying kites.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. Please contact me with any questions at all.
|Best Use of Urban Space Award||ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI||2012|
|First Place||Westport, CT Fine Art Show||2008|
|First Place||Old Saybrook, CT Fine Art Show||2008|
|Best of Show||Francisco’s Farm Art Festival at Midway College, Midway, KY||2008|
|Best of Show||Promenade of Art, Arlington Heights IL||2010|
|Best of Show||Temple Beth El Art Show, St. Petersburg, FL|
|Best Sculpture||Under the Oaks Art Show, Vero Beach, Fl,||2007|
|Best Sculpture||Under the Oaks Art Show, Vero Beach, Fl||2008|
|Best Sculpture||Art on the Square Art Show, Belleville, IL||2007|
|Best in Category||Westport Fine Art Show, Westport CT||2009|
|Best in Category||Chicago Botanic Garden Arts Festival, Glencoe, IL|
|People’s Choice||Paradise City Arts Festival, Marlborough, MA||2007|
|Award of Distinction||Bonita Springs Art Festival||2009|
|Award of Distinction||Bonita Springs Art Festival||2010|
|Award of Excellence||Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival||2011|
|Sculpture in the City Award||Belleville, IL||2008|
|Merit Award||Port Clinton Art Festival, IL||2008|
|Artist of the Year||North Shore Animal League Rescue America||2009|
|Artist of the Month||Haverhill, MA||2007|
|San Diego||South Hamilton|
|South Pasadena||Grand Blanc|
|South San Francisco||Grand Rapids|
|Woodland Hills||Harbor Springs|
|Bay Harbor Islands||New Jersey|
|Cape Coral||Ocean City|
|DelRey Beach||Wood Cliff Lake|
|Ft. Lauderdale||North Carolina|
|Swansea||Salt Lake City|