I have been making art for most of my life. I have a BFA in Sculpture from the Herron School of Art - Design, Indianapolis, IN and a MFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
The differences between Sculpture and Functional Art have always fascinated me. When I first saw a sculptural furniture show at the Denver Museum of Art in the mid 1970’s, I realized that I could combine my interests in sculpture with function and produce sculptural furniture. I have been designing and building furniture, decorative objects and sculpture in both wood and metal for more than 40 years. Prior to moving to Rochester, NY in 2015, I worked primarily as a self-employed designer/craftsman of wood furniture and sculpture maintaining my own full time studio in Chicago, IL, until 2002 and in Southern Indiana from 2002 to 2014. During this time I produced work of my own design for gallery shows, museum shows, art fairs and commission work for individuals. Since moving to the Rochester, NY area, I have been expanding my 2 dimensional repertoire to include graphite/colored pencil drawings, watercolor and reverting to designing and building non-functional sculpture of both wood and metal.