My creative process relies partially on the tactile feel of the steel and partially on the interaction of the forms. I have always ‘mentally assembled’ random pieces of metal as I view them in a pile of scrap steel. Welding is my means of connecting these many, intriguing shapes together. The creation does not stop at just the attachment of these myriads of forms, it continues with the manipulation of the steel itself. When the sculpture ‘feels right’, that is when it is finished.



 My Artist's Statement