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Award of Excellence Downtown|
Orlando Festival 2011
Best in Sculpture
Lakeshore Arts Festival - Evanston, IL 2010
Best in Show
Arts in the Airport - Knoxville, TN 2010
Best New Exhibitor
TACA Spring Show - Nashville, TN 2010
Most Sustainable and Beautiful Art
International Interior Design Assoc., 2008
An interest in found objects, particularly metal, has captured my attention for 15 years. Like many
cities undergoing gentrification, New Orleans is replete with discarded metal, miscellaneous street
junk and salvage yards teeming with all sorts of debris. For me, the idea of reclaiming, deconstructing
and transforming "so-called junk" into works of sculpture is fascinating. Often reworking the surface
in terms of color and texture is required to bring out an attractive exterior once covered in mold
or metals pitted by weather.
After 15 years in the petroleum industry as a drafter, I returned to Loyola New Orleans to graduate
with a Bachelor of Fine Arts focusing on sculpture. While found objects continue to challenge my vision,
I have developed an artisan style of handmade tables, which often begins from a piece of glass, or an
unusual piece of found metal. Rarely do I work out preliminary sketches, most designs come from metalsmithing
everyday. There is an intuitive element in the design flow between the sculptural works and the functional
pieces. Often the sculptural informs the functional in form, texture and palette.
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