I was exposed to industrial design sensibilities at a early age. My
father welded his way around the world for the U.S. Army and brought his
methods and experience back home to his family's garage. He started
teaching me the fundamentals of welding and fabrication at a very young
At 14 my mother was diagnosed with beast cancer and her battle began.
During this same time my older brother was battling his own addictions
with narcotics. Our life was very erratic. By age 20 I had lost them
both. Our home went from eight down to two. The relationship with my
father and his craft grew stronger with every project.
After years of projects together my work started to take its own
direction. I started making furniture and elaborate art pieces. It
became my outlet and ultimately my peace. My work takes me to a time and
place of innocents, humor and love.
With items sourced from such diverse products as old manufacturing
machines, aircraft, cars, household fixtures and who knows what, my
robots come alive with the history of the donor machine parts. My parts
are found hiding out in junk yards, old business, yard sales, friends
garages and swap meets. The endless hunt for these parts brings me to
some very interesting places full of even more interesting people all
Its important to teach and share your knowledge with others that seek
it. We are here to share and learn. My skills came about through many mentors over the years. I can't thank them enough for sharing their love. Keep your eyes
and your hearts open.
Custom commissions are available.
The artist's accolades include:
Currently on display @ Phoenix Sky Harbor airport's Mosaic gallery
Mesa's Idea Museum "Art of the Robot"( February-May25,2014)
-Best of show- Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival 2012
-Best of Show/Metal-Tempe AZ Festival of the arts Fall 2012
-Featured artist at Thieves Market & The Big Heap. Cave Creek, AZ 2012