**"To Die To Live"- Solo show
August 7th, 2015 @ The Nth Gallery Boone, N.C
**"Consequences"- Group show with Joe Miller and Noyes Capehart October 30th 2015 to January 8th, 2016 @Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro. N.C.
38th Northwest Artist's juried competition
*Honorable mention in Division II for the sculpture "Old Soul"
*Best in show for the sculpture "Horse Head"
August 25th to September 23rd 2017 @ Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro. N.C.
A native of Boone, N.C. I have pursued art for most of my like. I started with pen and ink drawings in high school and tried painting, but nothing stuck until I discovered the three-dimensional world of sculpture. A primarily self taught sculpture, I Brancusi, Geiger and English sculpture Henry Moore, among my influences.
The world is full of the "unused", whether they are things, ideas or people. As an artist I make sculptures and try and reflect a balance between them. I explore the transformation of recycled and found objects into new exciting sculptures.
Typewriter parts, discarded wood and rusty horse shoes are among the materials that I utilize in my body of work. The sculptures are striking in their elegance, with simple yet powerful lines, the subject matter offers subtle statements that often seem tied to humanitarian concepts, including the problem with trash.