born in Eugene, Oregon, November 17, 1969, and raised by the 2 incredible
people I am lucky enough to call my parents. A high premium was placed
on education and creativity when I was growing up. I have always drawn,
painted, sculpted - tried to make some sort of tangible record of my
experiences and impressions of the world around me. I received training
in drawing and painting at the University of Oregon, under Professor
Ron Graff and the late Professor Frank Okada, both renowned artists
and educators. In the early 1990's, I transitioned to sculptural works
as my main artistic output, focusing on direct welded steel work and
found object assemblages.
Currently, I live and work in Eugene, with my beautiful wife, Melissa, 5 cats and 1 pig (who goes to the studio with me every day). I spend as much time as possible welding, working, and laughing.
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