Artist Statement

Upcycling - A term coined to describe the creation of a product with higher intrinsic value, manufactured from a material at the end of its service life .

It is my goal to educate the public to rare and endangered species through metal sculpture.  I use traditional blacksmithing methods to make my emulations of these wonderful species.  Instead of someone trying to collect a rare plant from the wild I offer my emulation of it in bloom that they can appreciate it over generations.  I use upcycled steel whenever possible, and use enviornemntally sound practices in the production of my art.  Together, we can make a world of difference one hammer blow at a time.