I had never imagined as a film student from the University of Denver that immediately upon graduating from college I would be producing sculpture and custom metal work rather than film.
My talented professor and mentor at the time, Lawrence Argent, landed me a job working for a company in Vallejo, CA that specialized in custom design and manufacturing of composite sculptures for public display. Although the medium wasn't steel, the experience paved the way for more introductions and I soon found myself working for Dennis Luedeman in West Oakland and then acclaimed painter and sculpture artist Fletcher Benton at his long-time studio in San Francisco's SOMA district.
In 2008 I was introduced to designer Larissa Sand through renowned artist and landscape designer Topher Delany. Over the next 5 years at Sand Studios I led a range of custom, high-end commercial and residential projects, all requiring exacting skill and precision in fabrication, finish and installation. It was during this time that I began to better understand the harmony betweenffunction and aesthetic, craft and sculpture -- and ultimately cultivate the melding of the two in my own concepts and builds.
These experiences fostered a new wave of thinking... fueling my ambition for original design and hardening my desire to create objects that exemplify beauty in simple, yet elegant forms.