Artwork

Sculpture

Cubic With Concrete, 2010Photo1 Photo2 Photo 3 Youtube Video

"Cubic with Concrete" encompasses spaces without encapsulating it. The dull grey galvanized finish on the steel mimics in metal the dull grey finish of the cement. The traveling metal moves around the central column in a self-referential path, the concrete base rooting it with firm weight.

-Galvanized steel, concrete


From Fire and Forest, 2012 - Photo1 Youtube Video

Born from the destruction of a car on fire; the aluminum engine block melting onto gravel. The pieces waited seven years to be combined with walnut planks and light. The metal pieces were formed by the circumstantial troughs and divots of the gravel onto which the aluminum fell, their shapes determined without plan. The walnut was sawn and planed into tongue-and-groove rectangles - a wholly unnatural arrangement for wood. The artificial and natural combine in "From Fire and Forest" and together they glow.

-Aluminum, wood, LEDs


Fly, Crow, 2014 - Photo1 Photo2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Youtube Video

"Fly, Crow" is now all that remains of a riveted tank built in the late 1940's. The natural form of a crow is juxtaposed against the stark industrial iron from which it is formed, clad in the scorched remains of the tank's original finish. A grey, galvanized post holds the crow above heat treated oak, both the base and the post retreating into the background, leaving the crow unchallenged in prominence.

-Riveted scrap steel, galvanized steel, oak, polyurethane


Turmoil, 2015 - Photo1 Youtube Video

Damaged, off cut or discarded steel arranged to highlight the unwanted form. The individual pieces exhibit their contrasting shapes yet create a unified whole that frames the space around it. The off-casts of industry - burnt, twisted, snapped and sawn.

 -Scrap steel, rebar


Ascension, 2016 - Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Youtube Video

- From a base of hardened steel, chrome arms rise, fanning out to occupy their surroundings, standing resolute with each other. "Ascension" embodies both the immutable and the mobile; movement captured in steel. Finished in reflective chrome and matte black, textured nitrocarburizing, it demands space and attention.

- Steel, chrome plating, nitrocarburizing


Statuettes

Winter Sports Statuettes, 2016 - Photo1
     -Stainless steel rebar

Statuette Presented at a Retirement, 2016
- Photo 1 Photo 2
     -Painted rebar

Statuette in Honor of an Engineer, 2016
- Photo 1 Youtube Video
     -Painted rebar

Achievement in Safety Awards, personal and department, 2016 - Photo 1
     -Stainless steel rebar