My path to becoming an artist actually 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 models. The built environment…miniaturized.