What do you do when you realize it is easier to walk into a burning building than, to be honest with yourself and share with others that you are an artist? Although I have always been an artist, I haven't always done the work of an artist. Working as a firefighter for over 30 years has taught me many things, but the most important lesson is that courage isn't about the job that you do, but it is about the risks you are willing to take. Not necessarily the life and death kind but more often and more critically for all of us is to accept the uncertainty that comes with honestly being yourself and then sharing that with others.
Through that realization and with a choice to act with courage, I am now doing the work of an artist, and my life has been that much fuller for it. It has taken me to many unexpected places, and it has introduced me to people I wouldn't have otherwise met.
The focus of my artistic work is kinetic sculpture (a sculpture that moves). But that focus has also unexpectedly lead me in other new and varied directions. Sometimes just playing with color and texture and, at different times, capturing motion in unexpected ways. The goal of my work, in all of its forms, is to first be honest with myself and then to start an ongoing conversation with you. I genuinely appreciate your interest in what I am doing.