The sculptures I make are kinetic, powered by wind, and some incorporate sound. Because the power source is an unpredictable natural phenomenon the resulting action of the pieces is random. This is what gives these works their greatest quality: dynamic motion that changes all the time and follows no set pattern.
My work as a furniture maker and builder of kinetic sculpture provides vast experience in adapting classical motifs to contemporary design and the practical knowledge of enduring exterior kinetic systems. Depending on the parameters of the site, a kinetic wind sculpture can be designed to reflect and enhance architectural motifs, historical reference and specific wind conditions. The resulting compositions are dynamic with ever changing shape, life-like with fluid and graceful motion and create a contemplative and serene experience for the viewer.
My furniture oeuvre spans many different styles. I am equally inspired by architecture, decorative ironwork, ancient artifacts, maritime vessels, and nature. Most of my furniture is created in steel, bronze and copper. I use hot-forging techniques, as well as traditional and non-traditional metal fabrication processes. Many of my furniture pieces are further enhanced with hand-applied chemical patina finishes.