I came to sculpture in a round-about way.
 

In college, I began fine art studies to become an animator, but became sidetracked by a workstudy job in technical theatre.  I was enchanted by working behind the scenes for road shows featuring magicians to monkeys to opera to Shakespeare.  Soon, this led to a change in my life-travel arc. 

I switched focus & finished my BFA in technical theatre & worked for over 30 years as a theatrical properties artisan & designer building props in a wide array of styles for many different venues.  This included live stage, television, movies, a couple of Olympic ceremonies & any other event needing the design & execution of 3-dimensional objects.

 

But, during all this, I never lost the art “bug” & continued making my own pieces through exploration of different media including textiles, paper, mosaic, found objects & finally, wood sculpture with mixed materials…a logical extension of prop work which required familiarity with endless types of materials & processes.  My theatrical experience also bred a certain fearlessness in trying new approaches to my sculpture as I never worry about whether I will fail, occasional failure is inevitable.  But the journey of exploration is often as important as a final product for me.

I am currently a full-time artist living & working in Los Angeles.  In addition to studio work, I also enjoy doing public demonstrations with my portable lathe & pyrography tools as well as teaching workshops & classes in various techniques.

Thanks for visiting my website.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or comments on my art or process.