Creating art has always felt very natural for me. I remember as a child I was always sketching and making little drawings and even making simple three-dimensional pieces from found scraps.
I tend to design art that is clean and simple to convey the essence of the inspiration. I get inspiration from a number of sources, though I’m often drawn to the compelling shapes, and groupings of shapes, found in the natural world. River stones, sea anemones, bird bones, leaves, these are all beautiful if you really look closely at them.
The materials I work with also have a big influence on the final concept, as I’ve found that certain materials, such as metal pipes and metal strips, seem to be destined for a certain design.
Right now I work mainly with metals—typically iron, steel, and aluminum—and am interested in working fiberglass and lighting into future designs.
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