Artist StatementAs a child I lived in Italy for four years and the immersion in sculpture all around me had a profound effect. It took me years to realize that it was possible to learn how to create similar beauty but I had to learn the necessary skills myself. Later I combined this with a love of woodworking and American historical tradition by working as often as possible with salvaged wood. Although I am a self taught carver, I took a personal sabbatical in my forties to earn an MFA. My work is usually, but not exclusively, concerned with the male figure and I am currently working on a series of figures entitled
Born into a military family and widely traveled. Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from The College of William and Mary. Served in Vietnam as a platoon leader and early work was heavily influenced by the experience. Self taught as a sculptor and widely shown before earning an MFA from the University of Colorado. Work has been shown at the Washington Project For the Arts, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Lincoln Center for the Arts, and numerous other venues nationwide.