I have been creating sculptures since my student days at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, having graduated in 1975 with a BFA with honors in Sculpture. Over the years I have always kept in mind doing larger works even while working in a smaller studio space. In 1990, I relocated a circa 1840, 2 ½ story hand hewn English style barn, that was destined for demolition, from Bergen County, NJ to my 8-acre property in Rockland County, NY. With a small crew of 2 other framers we raised it and re-purposed it as a large sculpture studio, installing hoists and rolling gantries inside the space so as to be able to create massive sculptures on a public scale. At the same time, I was an owner and CEO of a company dedicated to historic preservation and ran multi large projects in some of the best historic landmarks in NYC as well as renovating many pre-first World War 1 townhouses.
Creating my own work, raising a family and running a business taught me how to spin many plates at the same time. I spent a great deal of energy from the 1990’s to the present creating a large body of work that I would be proud of displaying. Having been influenced by some of the great sculptors of the twentieth century, such as Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Isamu Noguchi, I have always been drawn to larger than life sculptures and always imagine while I create new works, no matter what the size, that they could be scaled up to almost any dimension. My years in the construction and preservation business helped me understand this with the many layers of the fabrication process.
I always try to work efficiently merging age old hand techniques with modern technology and attempting to streamline the process wherever possible. My interests now are in materials that stand the test of time in the outdoors, working with stone, metal and powder coated materials. I continue to do abstract work as well as collaborations with my wife who is an artist leaning towards figurative art work. With our latest collaborations we seem to have a wonderful and enjoyable connection creating exterior public art.