The welding technique I use to create most of my work is a skill I began learning at age ten from my father who worked in a welding shop. He taught me everything, from the characteristics of materials such as steel, cast iron and aluminum to the various welding techniques; arc, TIG, MIG, torch, etc. In 1983 I produced and installed my first major public sculpture. Since that time I’ve continued to make things. Yearly, I participate in numerous outdoor public sculpture shows and produce commissioned work across the United States, Canada and Europe. I live and work, happily, on the banks of the Mississippi River.