My commitment to wind activated sculpture and its connection to the environment has been a passion of mine during my entire career.
My sculptures address nature (wind, light and movement and in some cases buoyancy) and are appropriate for a variety of outdoor settings. Kinetic sculptural elements indicate the rotation of the earth, velocity of the wind and mark time. Wind and sun affect each piece drawing viewers into awareness of natural phenomena of movement, shadows or calm.
In addition to three dimensional work, I develop drawings/paintings to facilitate the design of my sculptures as they are progressing during fabrication. It happens bit by bit.This process helps me to record concepts and how they change.
I have received a number of awards for sculpture, among them a Municipal Art Society Grant, MD State Arts Council Individual Artists Grant, the Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant.
I was born in St. Louis Missouri. I received my BFA at Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO and my MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.