I was born and raised in Southern California. I worked on art as a child and throughout high school and college I took many classes. In college I was interested in art history and sculpture. I graduated with a Master's degree in Sculpture from Long Beach State University in 1974.
After college, I continued working on sculpture and paintings in my studio. I worked with many materials during this time period including steel, ceramic, concrete, and others. The extra jobs that I had at this time contributed to my experiences. For example, I worked construction and learned how to weld, build, and other skills.
I've been working with large scale heads as a basis for expression in many of my works since the 1980s. I also experimented with scale and displays in the landscape.
Since I've lived in New Mexico for the last twenty years, the brilliant light and rugged landscape has affected my work. I believe art has the ability to change people's lives.