My fourth decade, living and working in Los Angeles, California was a challenge.
I started a freelance sound recording business serving the Motion Picture Industry, but life…meeting financial obligations…all the other uncertainties associated with a small business began to stress me out.
My friends suggested that working with clay might calm my nerves so I picked up a box of polymer sculpting material and began to create. I’m not saying that it was easy, but eventually I got the hang of it. I let the individual characters flow out of my hands, never consciously making the decision as to who would be born out of the clay.
Learning as I went along, I entered one or two contests, not realizing my work was too small for regular sculpture contests. Finally, I entered my first miniature contest and one of my entries was put on display at the San Bernardino County Museum.
Deciding to learn “how sculpting was really done”, I enrolled in a summer school at Los Angeles Community College where I also took drawing and beginning design. There I discovered acrylic painting. Since that time I’ve assembled more than 20 paintings, and more that 30 small sculptures.
It has since been my dream to have my sculptures cast in bronze, and I now have two limited editions available.