My ambition is to contrive compelling and puzzling images that evoke the sensibilities of 19th century botanical drawing and vintage book illustration, as well as to explore our compulsion to infuse the natural world with our own sentiments and ethics. I utilize a number of narrative devices to achieve my purposes; folklore, mythmaking, puppet and toy theater, etc. I am both a sculptor and a painter and avail myself of a wide range of materials in any dimension and combination required to satisfy my visual compulsions.
In 1993 I was conferred the rights and responsibilities of a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. For the past decade I have worked as an Artist/Fabricator for Blue Rhino Studio in Eagan, Minnesota, where my colleagues and I design sculpt, paint, and build exhibits for Science and Natural History Museums, Zoos, Nature Centers, etc. I am fortunate in that there is a strong interrelationship between my professional and personal work with regard to subject matter as well as media and technique.