I use primitive, modern, and experimental techniques to make rust art and constructs in combination with natural processes of oxidation and corrosion. Raw steel rubbed with hand-split oranges, wines, knife-cut potatoes, olives, pink pearl erasers, power tools and electrical current. A process designed to distress and de-stress.
I was born in Alaska, surrounded by utilitarian structures and mystical belief systems. Rust was an ever-present backdrop, a green screen for my early imagination.
As a child, I spent formative years in and around Boys Town – the epicenter of the US of A, a hardened nuclear target and buttered bread-basket. It was a real village and a real prison, all in one. You should visit. As a teenager, I was in Omaha, pirate-broadcasting and monitoring the shortwave spectrum for the bicentennial. If you received my QSL card, I’d love to hear from you.
Today, I live in the prairie lands of California with a scintillating partner, two unspeakably fantastic kids, animals, and approximately 30,000 objects that I continuously organize and interrogate.
Some questions answered here.