Always fascinated by the wonderment of miniatures, I often combine my tiny creations with full scale objects or furniture to create an alternate world. My medium is steel, taking off-the-shelf bars, strips and tubes, cutting, welding and shaping them to represent classic scenes from our collective memories. These reimagined creations are inspired from the iconic past and modernized with the materiality of metals.
My path to becoming an artist began as an architect. First studying at the University of Virginia and then at the University of Pennsylvania, I worked in the field for several years. A Fenwick Island, Delaware beach house I designed, won an American Institute of Architects Award. That beach house started with many very tiny models, just like my design method in college. For fun, I took a welding class at MICA which opened up my perspective, I accepted that my favorite part of being an architect was actually designing and making the scaled models. The built environment…miniaturized.