My home and studio are located in Stanfordville New York, a rural community in the Hudson Valley. The area has a long agrarian history and culture that depend upon, and value, both work and the tools of labor. It is a place that provides both inspiration from, and access to, discarded and decaying materials and artifacts ripe for transformation.
I apply my passion for reclamation and recycling to these remnants of traditional agriculture, industry, transportation, and daily agrarian life. Having outlived their practical usefulness, they have been unceremoniously abandoned and forgotten. I hear the voices of these survivors. Calling from scrap heaps and junk yards, as I respond sympathetically to their pleas for salvation.
My work is not characterized by a preconceived approach nor style. I let the source materials speak to me, in their own voices and at their own pace. I tell their stories, revealing their character and embedded energy, while evoking their past lives and former practical uses.
I often combine previously unrelated elements, in new and unexpected ways. I often give my sculptures whimsical names that allude to their old lives yet reflect their new physical personas.
I exhibit regularly in galleries and outdoor public art venues throughout the Northeast. My sculptures vary in size from small intimate works to large scale installations. Ranging in height from several inches to almost fifteen feet, weighing from a few ounces up to thousands of pounds, they can be displayed indoors or out depending on their size, weight, and materials.
My sculptures and commission works are included in numerous private collections throughout the country. Those who own them, whether through purchase or commission, are not merely collectors but feel a personal connection to my works and their stories.