As an artist-Blacksmith, I work with traditional blacksmithing tools: coal fired forge, anvil and hammer, as well as modern cutting and welding equipment. I use these tools to shape and form steel into the elements that I use in my sculpture.
The combination of cultures is a major theme in my work. Primitive ceremonial art such as masks and objects using animals and nature influence my creative process, particularly from Africa and Indigenous cultures of North America. I combine these influences with more modern movements such as Constructivism, Cubism, and Surrealism, and specifically Paul Klee, Joan Miro, Julio Gonzales, and David Smith.
I bring together moments in history, use technique to bring my creativity into being, line to create movement, shadow and shape to creative positive and negative space. This combination of time, place, culture, and the relationships they inspire, is my expression in art.