For many years I was taught to work with my hands and tools by my Dad. He taught industrial arts. I created my first sculpture work was when I sawed off the end of a end table with a hand saw my grandfather bought me at age 5. This composition was not met with rave reviews from my parents.
The next major design/build challenge was building a soap box derby and winning the DeKalb, Illinois race in 1967. I won a savings bond and a trip to the national race in Akron, Ohio. Unfortunately I lost that race. I next worked as a carpenter during college building all sorts of structures.
Building and designing things has continued throughout my life, as I have designed and built several homes and our primary home/ studio on the lake. I also built much of the cabinetry and furniture. At one point I was seriously contemplating Architecture School rather than continuing a pre med Biochemistry degree.
Next I applied these skills to practice as an orthopedic spine surgeon for many years.
Then life happens, and I was forced to explore a new horizon and Art become my salvation. Perhaps this was a seed that was ready to blossom. It was a natural fit to combine my skills in woodworking, metalworking and design into sculpture.
This is a sampling of my many sculpture works.
Many of the pieces are on display at my Houston Gallery Mixed Emotions fine Art.
30x24x6Steel with patina. All on mounted on brass on Baltic birch panel About this piece: This...
18x18x6Steel with patina mounted on brass rods on wood box
30x24x6Steel with multiple patinas, acrylic, on mounted on brass on Baltic birch panel About this...
15x12x4Plasma cut steel with fire patina
96x6x2 Formed Steel with patina and enamelAbout this piece: This is a steel and enamel...
30x24x6 Steel with Patina, Hand formed steel, Acrylic, and Baltic Birch Panel About this...
18x18x6Steel with patina and acrylic with brass rods and wood panel
22x36x3Steel with different patinas About this piece: This work is an exploration of the passages and...
28x40x4 Steel and copper mounted on wood panel with acrylic
30x24x6 Steel with multiple patinas, acrylic, on mounted on brass on Baltic birch panel ...
30x24x6 Steel with patina brass on mounted Baltic birch panel About this piece: This...
44X25X6 Patinated steel, acrylic paint, brass-mounted onto wooden box Show: Glassell Kinder Morgan Painting Department Show...
30x48x4Steel with patinaMounted on brass rod to box with acrylic
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