After being told by an art professor in 1976 that a degree in the studio arts was not something I should consider, I went on to pursue a degree in Psychology. Unable to shake my desire to create, I returned to school for a brief period in 1983, where I studied welding with sculptor Jim O’Hara at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

After moving to Sonoma County, CA, in 2010 I was able to reconnect with welding. It was with the help of my kind neighbor, who loaned me his oxy/acetylene tanks and welding equipment, that I got started. He gave me some scrap steel and some pointers to get me on my way. Shortly there after, I connected with Sonoma Sculptor, John O’Hare, who introduced me to MIG welding and served as my mentor. 

I enjoy the process of transforming old, discarded metal objects into something new. I do not work from sketches, so decisions I make about a piece are based on what feels right in the moment. Often a piece speaks to what it wants, of how it wants to look. Other times, in the process of play, pieces come together in unexpected ways. Those moments are the best.

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