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Heavy-equipment graveyards are the muse that incite my infatuation with designing and welding. Working with discarded steel to create most of my art gives a glimpse of the past and reminds us how important industry and technology are in our lives. I explore avenues to integrate different materials in such a way that the character of each is evident, so the combination has unique meaning and personality.

I enjoy blurring the lines between organic and mechanical forms. Creating sculpture from old machines requires precise calculation where to make cuts to create the most out of an ordinary shape. Often having hundreds of pieces it becomes a game of concentration - remembering where all these pieces are and visualizing them fitting together. I try to make the parts look as if they were made to be in each piece.

My sculptural work has been featured in films, magazines, and in public and private collections across the nation and in Europe.

 
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