The process of working with steel is natural for me, descending from many generations who worked in the steel mills of the Midwest. The dexterity of steel remains a constant exploration in my work, celebrating the material. The permanence and the ability of steel to be whimsical, brutal, and atmospheric are embraced in my sculpture. The sculptures are constructed from steel yard finds that are firstly composed with sketches and evolve intuitively in the studio. All sculptures are to be exhibited on their own, but I have found that displaying them as a group creates an atmosphere of personalities.