INDIO METAL ARTS

artful objects for inside and out

ABOUT

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.

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Member of these fine organizations: Artistic PortlandCreative Metal Arts Guild,  Pacific NW SculptorsHardy Plant Society of Oregon, and Mt. Hood Rock Club.

portrait in flame- 2018