I reach back into my personal history to ground myself; it is within this searching process that I find comfort in the real, the handmade.  As society moves in the direction of virtual culture, I feel that people are losing contact with the tactile sense.  People purchase things that cannot be passed down to the next generation.  In a here-today-gone- later-today society, there seems to be a lack of history in the objects that are being produced. 

I intervene on behalf of the well-made, making things that are impossibly perfect.  Constructing with sheetrock allows me to build cheaply and rapidly, much like today’s industry.  In contrast, I use bronze, steel, and mahogany in a traditional manner to replicate the pioneers of industry.


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