Self taught Welder and artist. My only education about art came from a visit to Ted Degrazia's workshop back in 1979 and him saying to me that "you should be the judge of your own art".
Each year my art like a garden, grows and I discover new ways to shape metal into flowers and creatures. This year I have incorperated more blacksmithing skills.
Since 2013 I have created over 500 sculptures using reclaimed metal and old farm equipment. I have donated each year a chair for the Rochester Boys and Girls club "A Chair Affiar" to help raise money for youth programs.
~~My art is a reflection of life through various mediums and forms. While aboard submarines, it was limited to poems and art on paper. Once stationed ashore it grew into woodwork and reproductions and collecting items for future projects. Now that I am retired and back home in Rochester, my work has expanded into metal sculptures and restoration of both wood and metal items. I enjoy the challenge of metalworking. My torch work combines both reclaimed metal and old farm equipment. My first metal art project was taking a combine threshing hammer and turning it into a gothic hammer. I found even more joy in transforming them into dragonflies. As with the metamorphosis of the dragonfly, my work has taken me from the depths of the sea to the prairies of Minnesota, becoming organic in style with function reserved for special cases.