Back in 1985 I picked up a mallet and chisel and haven’t put them down since.My work and thoughts flow between dimensional and relief carving.Through various art disciplines and career opportunities, I've explored the many perspectives of dimension.
Mallet and chisel are an extension of my body and mind. I create expressions in stone.Since the Fall of 2000, I’ve been a memorial artist. Gravestones are my medium to explore and express people's lives through the composition of lettering, relief carving, and sculpture.These learned and practiced skills influence and shape my personal work and view of life.
From the beginning, art has challenged my thinking and perception, by forcing me to look closer at the world around me. I believe that is the true gift an artist is blessed with.It is with the wonderment of a child that I enjoy all the beauty life exposes.To take an image and carve it in stone challenges the artist to be immediately present.It is an ancient act which reflects the past of existence, while as an everlasting material, captures the future. In 2013 I was one of a dozen Rhode Island artists to be picked as a NetWorks Artists. Through the great support and encouragement of Dr. Joseph Chazan, Rhode Island artists are acknowledged, showcased, and their works and words documented in these insightful videos.