I shape copper and glass into botanical and fanciful sculptures, working to evoke appreciation of form and surprise in the viewer.I borrow from numerous metal and glass working disciplines, and find being primarily self-taught frees me to use a variety of tools and techniques. I use hand tools to cut and shape metal, and repoussé and chasing to add dimension and detail my surfaces. I leave most of my work to naturally age and patina with time.
Appreciation of nature and a background in environmental biology feed into my botanical themes. My more whimsical forms are lighthearted, and fun to create. An early commission led me to focus on copper and glass. I enjoy the challenges that each present me as an artist. These materials lend themselves to outdoor and indoor settings, and my work has often found a home in both.
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