artist's statement

I combine a modern aesthetic with sustainable design practices to create climate conscious sculpture and outdoor seating. My bench designs include contemporary riffs on furniture from Victorian and Mid Century eras as well as site specific designs. My sculptures are whimsical, biomorphic and safe for human interaction.  

A committment to sustainable design practices led me to develop a method of repurposing large scrap steel propane tanks. I carefully dissect and reassemble the pieces, without any reshaping of the material, a process with a minimal carbon footprint that produces objects which contain 99% post-consumer reused content. I have been granted a series of design and utility patents to protect the originality of my work as this concept is scalable.

I have considerable experience making benches for public settings that are comfortable, safe and sturdy. The combination of curved seat and curved backrest provides good lumbar support for a wide range of body sizes, an ergonomic advantage over traditional benches with flat seats.

My work’s durability and sustainable design make it ideal for the public realm.  My hope is that it inspires others to consider new possibilities for reusing materials.