I was born and raised in Neihart, Montana. Growing up with few possessions, the mountain behind our house became a giant playground full of nature’s wonders from moss-covered rocks to spring creeks. My love of what nature could produce was firmly rooted. My family moved to California when I was in my teens and I eventually graduated with a degree in design and industry from San Francisco State University. I then went on to work for a custom plastics company for six years. In 1974 when the company moved, I realized my true passion was in sculpting. While this was happening, a stream of industrial model-making jobs flowed in and shortly my art career was put on hold in order to tap into more profitable jobs to raise our family. The Plasticsmith became the company name I would use for the next 33 years.
About 20 years ago, I started carving pieces from wood during the spare time I could find. A few years later, I started sculpting with clay. In 2007 I closed down my business and I now had the freedom to pursue my longing. Drawing from years of experience working with a wide range of materials, my background enabled me to approach sculpting without constraints.
Most of my works are driven by humor, the one thing that keeps me somewhat sane in a not-so-sane world. At times my mind flips to the serious side and a serious work pops up and I follow that to its conclusion. If my works bring an observer to laugh, ponder or to appreciate, I have accomplished my mission.