Inspired by the very essence and duality of life itself, I aim to create meditative works on the interplay between light and dark, space and metal, fluidity and solidity, pieces that ultimately celebrate our convergence of the finite with the infinite.
I trained in the art of lost wax bronze casting from 1997-2006 in Tucson, Arizona before embarking on a cultural exchange of sorts to New Zealand. There, I lived for the next eight years - teaching bronze casting, building a foundry for the community, and learning traditional Māori wood carving.
I individually create and cast each of my unique bronze sculptures from one-of-a-kind wax models that will ultimately be burned-out (and “lost”) to become bronze. Although I may sometimes begin a sculpture’s journey in mediums other than wax (e.g., clay or wood), each sculpture inevitably ends up in wax on its way towards bronze. And it is in working the wax itself that I feel the most freedom, creating as closely connected to the bronze as possible. For, at a roaring furnace - melting metal at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit - a bronze pour is a powerful event that can move even the most stagnant of souls.