The objects I make are the result of an exploration of concept, form, line, surface and function combined with thoughtful design and exacting craftsmanship. They’re also the result of my appreciation and fascination with materials–specifically with steel. Whether used alone or with other materials, I am drawn to steel’s industrial history, working properties, methods of joinery and range of finishes. When heated in the forge, steel moves like clay, allowing this tough material to be transformed into elegant and graceful shapes.
I am intrigued by the structure of things, the underside. The bones of buildings, piers, arches and trusses of bridges and roadways, and the tools and equipment used to build them tell a story. The shapes, textures and connections of the materials I use are part of that story. My current work expands on these ideas by exploring themes of balance and motion, distance and perspective and the concept of ‘home’.