My father gave me my first toolbox when I was four. He cleared the trees from the land that he bought from my grandmother, then used the wood from the trees to build the house in Florida that I grew up in. Before I was fourteen, we had built five boats together. The process that I engage in with my sculpture today begins with wood and with skills that I learned as a child. From there, I add whatever material will best communicate the idea. I am primarily interested in creating public works of art that are beautiful and life affirming, objects that ask to be touched as well as viewed and reward the participant with simple pleasure. I especially like partnering with art consultants so that the most optimal results can be achieved for their client and the artwork can be harmonious with the environment that it is set in.