What do you do when you realize it is easier to walk into a burning building than 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 you do but about the risks you are willing to take. And not necessarily the life and death kind but more often and more critically for all of us is the willingness to accept the uncertainty that comes with honestly being yourself and sharing that with others.
Realizing that and choosing to act with courage, I am now doing the work of an artist, and my life is 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 sculpture and motion, kinetic sculpture. 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. In all of its forms, my work's goal is, to be honest with myself and start a conversation with you. I genuinely appreciate your interest in what I am doing.