"I love to play in clay, exploring natural and abstract forms that take shape on welded steel pieces, as tall pillar sculptures, or in colorful ceramic murals."I was raised in San Francisco, surrounded by art as my father was a painter. After school, seeking some inner truth, I lived in a monastery for two decades. The influence of that contemplative life pervades much of my work even now. Drawn to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, I moved to Seattle in 2003. There I studied sculptural anatomy with Kim Beaton and discovered the wonderful properties of clay. I received my first public art commission in 2008. I now live in Louisville, Colorado near the majestic Rocky Mountains, striving to push beyond my artistic limits.