My art is a mirror reflection of my life as I live it and the way I see the world. While most of my art will end up in the trash, a compost pile, a thrift store this does not discredit it, the energy to make more art comes from making more art if that makes sense.
I am always pleased to run into an old piece of art that I have given a friend and it is one of their keepsakes sitting in their presence throughout day to day life--they might catch a quick glimpse of it every once in a while, and wonder if I am still making art or how different I am. I think it wasn’t until 2005 when I started filling out “artist” when asked on forms what my occupation was; this was when I knew there was no escaping. The artist term is all-encompassing. There is no specific medium that I would ever avoid but there are my concentrations that people seem to like the most and encourage me to produce for them like working with plant life, sculpture (Check out my sculptures) and photography. I strive to involve all of my skills and interests into installation art pieces where the viewer can step into my head.
I am willing to do commissions such as site-specific sculpture, family and individual portraits (Check out my portraits), event photos (View my landscape photography), landscapes, and blown glass (Check out my glass works). People respond to my artwork which often blends plant life, sculpture and architecture. I frequently incorporate live plants into the glass vases, cups and creatures that I craft. The horizon is wide open as I investigate ways to create work which express my view of the world, and the ideas I wish to share.
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I first fell in love with nature in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southeastern Ohio. In 1997 I discovered organic agriculture as a way to develop and occupy land attempting to prevent it from forming into subdivisions.
I started out on a beautiful farm in Indian Hill Ohio then I went onto work out in Colorado on a farm that was about 10 times the size of the one in Ohio. I learned why people do the endless work of growing food it is not only a great cause but an intense addiction.
I returned to ohio in 98 to complete a B.F.A. in sculpture and photography at the university of Cincinnati. I worked mainly under the subject of man versus nature. We cannot go back to the basics but we can use how far we have gone in technology to have a more sustainable place in today's unstable world.