My interest in creating has been with me since childhood. At about age ten, I began collecting interesting artifacts from around the acreage surrounding our upstate New York home. I would spend hours creating assemblages with weathered wood, rusted metal, and interesting stones. I found that my desire to create was a need to create. After high school, I further educated myself in art at Munson Williams School of Art, Herkimer County Community College, and art education at the State University College at Buffalo. Working as a carpenter for four years and a handyman in the years after that have given me the knowledge of how to create what I want to create. After teaching art in Buffalo for five years, my new wife and I set our roots in the Hudson Valley in 1986. I have been teaching art in the White Plains Central School system since 1986 and we have three children.
My interest in direction is diverse, creating unique furniture, spiral staircases, landscaping with natural stone, as well as creating realistic, abstract, and non-objective sculptural forms. The sizes of my sculptures range from jewelry size to ten feet tall. I work with a variety of media, creating with one medium at a time or developing a mixed media creation. I find my ability to create is limited only by budget and environment. My conception of ideas goes far beyond the borders of reality.
The art I create comes directly from my soul. It reflects my love for the aesthetic beauty of natural forms. My work attempts to relate the rhythms of nature with the rhythms within myself. I want people to be visually absorbed by the beauty of design, the harmony of contrast, and the power in the blending of elements that the natural world presents. My most recent works range in style from elegant simplicity to more complex statements, which display an intriguing relationship between man and nature.
When one piece is completed, at least one new unfinished piece is there to be completed as well. Clients have come to me with an idea in mind and I have taken their vision, combined it with my own, and created a piece that has satisfied both of our imaginations.