My work is inspired by the young seedlings growing in the backyard and is a reflection of my interest in machinery. I developed a love of nature while helping my mother in her garden as a young boy and I am certain that the many trips South in the passenger seat of my father’s semi-truck account for my interest in machinery. It has been these experiences throughout the years that have become the theme and formal aesthetic of my art. As an aesthetic element, nature is alluded to in the surface coloration, form, organic transitions, and natural materials. In contrast, the use of machine-made parts, polished surfaces, steel, aluminum, and hard edges connote the mechanical. In combination these two opposing forces fight and compliment each other in a way that requires a delicate balance. I anticipate working toward this balance for years to come.