I’m an Oregon native with a double major in sculpture and graphic design from Portland State University. I fell in love with steel when I took my first welding class there in 2003. I went on to work at the Oregon Zoo creating sculpted animal habitats, then to Laika to create miniature landscapes for puppets on stop motion movie sets.
Now I work full time in the studio, preparing for art festivals, gallery shows and commissions. With Indio Metal Arts, created in 2012, I design and build steel free standing sculpture, furniture, architectural elements and trellises.
I believe all objects should be well designed, beautiful and built to last. I keep this in mind no matter what steel object I’m welding in the studio, functional or decorative.
I use as much salvaged material as possible from scrap yards around the state. Scrap has an imbedded history and character that folds into each piece I build. When inspired by these unique shapes the results are one of a kind.