Design is the perfect marriage of my skills in sculpture and engineering. I have the ability to think of fantastical forms, innovative solutions and the engineering knowledge to efficiently create them. To see more examples of my design work please see the Design Gallery
In my personal and freelance work project management is integral to complete a piece or apply for new commissions. My experience has given me the ability to handle multiple projects at one time and maintain the facilities to see them through to completion. Typical deliverables on a project include budgets, timelines, presentations and fabrication documents.
Using computer modeling programs is a large part of my practice for fabrication purposes, marketing or conceptualizing. I predominantly use Rhino with grasshopper for algorithmic modeling and Solidworks to make refined models. I also have experience with ProEngineer, SketchUp and auto CAD.
As an independent artist it is more economical for me to create my own work. This experience has given me strong capabilities in many trades.
Carpentry Pattern Making
Metal Casting Welding: TIG, MIG, Oxy- Acetylene
Upholstery Digital Fabrication
With a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering I have a keen eye for how things work. My engineering work focuses on creating sculptural structures that are unique, safe and affordable. I also use my knowledge of thermodynamics to stay active in the iron casting community by researching and designing iron melting furnaces.
To see details of my engineering work see the Engineering Gallery
In the past I have taught students in fine art, mechanical engineering and trade skills. I am able to communicate complex ideas to students who have broad backgrounds in experience and at different ages.
Alfred University, Binghamton University, Keystone Iron Works, Salem Art Works