I am a sculptor, and I work primarily in cast glass and wood. I believe art works -- that it functions in a way that makes contact with the body. I feel that careful making and sculptural concern can wed compelling object with compelling idea. My work over the last several years has been concerned with the shameless destruction of the temperate rain forest of the North American continent. My activities as a carpenter and builder have always informed my sculptural work; however, issues of conscience and ethical concerns have redirected my current work toward the environmental and cultural impacts of a trade I love and know quite thoroughly.
1982-85 Master of Fine Arts, California College of Arts and Crafts
1984 Pilchuck Art Center
1981 Penland School
1979-81 California State University, Chico
1989-Present, California State University, Chico