As a child, I had three diverse ambitions. I wanted to become a scientist, an archaeologist,
and an artist.
Teaching physics for twenty years prepared me to do research on archaeological sites for five years, which was fascinating. My interest in ancient cultures, lab experience, and creative problem solving surprisingly combined with my lifelong progression through different art media to inspire an obsession with mixed media sculpture.
I had always loved photography and dark room work, seeking out ancient ruins to photograph, selling my photos at art fairs, and winning awards in photography exhibits. However, the surge of digital cameras and camera phones seemed to spoil some of the challenge for me and I switched my concentration to my other media where my artwork could be more unique.
For the last twenty-five years, I have been creating several series of mixed media sculpture, combining copper, pottery, reclaimed materials, natural materials, and semiprecious stones with a self-created soldering technique which produces an antique copper finish similar to bronze casting.
I was awarded Lifetime Membership in the Gateway East Artists Guild where I was an officer/board member for twenty years, Signature Membership in the St. Louis Artists Guild, Best of Show at the Cahokia Mounds Photography Competition, Best in Sculpture at the Silver Lake Expo, and numerous other honors. Since becoming a full-time resident of Arizona, I have become a member of the Artists of the Superstitions and the MountainBrook Pottery Club. My work is sold at The Store at the Mesa Arts Center and at events held by my organizations.