In both small scale and large scale public work my artistic intent is to create forms that are deeply personal and yet communicate universally. I work to make art that will draw the viewer in, to engage and linger upon it. The forms are abstract and yet rooted in nature. Their simplicity is an abstraction of more complex shapes. For me, once a form is at its essence it has a sense of completion. Some of the forms feel intimate and they remain small scale. Others have a sense that size is limitless and they could easily create their own environment for people to walk under, around or through. All my work starts in water-based clay. Some forms are finished as fired clay, others are used as a model to take a mold and cast in bronze, and yet others are used as prototypes to scale up and fabricate in bronze or Cor-Ten steel. I find all of these materials, processes and evolutions endlessly fascinating.
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 525 turn onto Highway 20 at Race Rd. Go to bottom of hill and turn right onto Wanamaker Rd. Go to Prairie View Av and turn right. Go two blocks to Olympic View Dr and turn right. Go up hill. House and studio are on right side down a drive. Park at top of drive unless handicapped. 631 Olympic View Drive