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 I am a Visual Storyteller, and under that umbrella is a curiosity about what it means to be human.

  • UX Design

  • Sculpture

  • Theme Paint

  • Faux Finishes

  • Display

  • Fabrication

  • Photography

In addition to being a practicing sculptor I am a Visual Storyteller. This Storyteller approach has taken me from custom display, to the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon for Disney Parks, and  UX design. In every case I  do my best to make the story I tell real and memorable. It takes research, observation, and empathy to attain insight. Check out some of my work. Maybe it will inspire you to reconsider your own umbrella.

mobile and computer screens, UX design for a responsive website
Finer Points on Isolation
Image of the Smugglers Run ride/ Millenium Falcon at Disney Parks. Theme paint includes Faux distressed  leather. distressed metal and generally grungy surfaces.

My mixed-media sculptures reflect intersections of civilization and nature, and humans as a part of Nature. In building these sculptural narratives, the artifacts collected from my personal landscape become important. I don't want to simply consume more via art-making. I use items that might typically be discarded, by myself or others as much as possible. My reverence for Nature and the concept of “enough” guides my acquisitions. Political signs provide steel for welding armatures. Old tax returns and bills to shred become a paper clay. Rope and twine are unraveled or woven into the clothing of the sculptures. Wood, Bark, Fish Scales, Seeds, and Pine needles are scavenged, and reference their own role in nature's systems. These sculptural accretions are visual artifacts of the thoughts and experiences of one contemporary organism, and investigate my place in the system.

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