Metalsmith and figurative artist.
The body is precious. Its vulnerability and likelihood for disease give rise to thoughts of mortality. Its beauty can stir the creative fires, but largely it is the recognition of seeing, feeling, and walking around in one that defines experience.
Growth Ring. Clay, copper, bronze, mixed media, encaustic, found object. 5"X4"X2.75" 2012
Past, Present, Future detail. Low fire, bronze, copper mesh, found object, mixed media, encaustic. 25"X9"X6" 2010
Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing
Department of Art & Design
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
2002 Master Fine Arts
Indiana University under Randy Long
1998 Bachelor Fine Arts
Texas Tech University under Rob Glover
Inspirations: Encaustic on Clay
Use clay as a three dimensional canvas.
Laparoscopy I. Silver, copper, plastic, bone, rubber, patina. 10"X5"X2.5" 2009 (wall brooche)
New work on the way. Life size in clay.