Since childhood, sculpture gently gnawed at the recesses of my mind. I carved a few wood pieces and experimented with clay, but not extensively. Mosaics held my attention, and that is what I pursued into my twenties. Approaching 30 and wanting to have a family with children, I knew I needed to earn more money than I felt I could as an artist. So it was time to get a job that paid decently. Using a good background in math and physics, I became a steamfitter and that was the key to sculpture for me. I was now handling a variety of metals, and more importantly, learned to cut, bend and weld them. The fire of the various welding processes is what lit my sculptural burner.