I graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, IN with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture in 2006. Throughout my undergraduate career, I developed a love for sculpture and woodworking that has grown into a life-long interest. I am continuously honing my skills and learning new techniques to incorporate into my art as my artistic career progresses. I currently live in Indianapolis, IN, with my wife and son, Becky and Oliver.
The freedom and simplicity achieved through working with wood has been central to my artistic process for the past decade. My work incorporates abstracted or simplified elements of the human figure and nature into functional furniture and decor. I utilize aspects of wood itself, such as wood grain, to emphasize figurative and natural elements within each sculpture.
My designs are influenced by modern and contemporary styles, but I use traditional woodworking techniques to create my art. Organic curves, exotic wood, unity, and abstractions are the key elements of my current work. I use wood-inlay to create lines, definition, and color in a similar fashion to a painter.