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Steel captured my imagination. I built bicycles—strange and interesting bicycles. Then I built a motorcycle and began to shape steel panels. The shaping of those panels led me to shape objects with line, proportion, shape, and surface beautiful on their own.
Steel is hard and cold, yet malleable under hammers or heat. It refracts light when sanded or shines when polished. It colors when welded or burnt. It presents a physical challenge when a vision involves turning flat sheets into complex or curved shapes. Overcoming that challenge is often frustrating, and ultimately, satisfying.
I have always been intrigued by traces—game trails exposed after a grassfire, the dips worn into old stone steps, or “lucky” bits of statuary polished by many hands—and by the exposed parts and fasteners of machines. Thus, I find that the hammer and tool marks, heat stain and weld beads in my work add dimension and herald the process.