This started as a youngster. I was brought up surrounded by toy soldiers and lead figures, and spent years working with the light metals, painting row after row of them with tiny brushes for other people.
Growing up on the east side of Los Angeles, I was inspired by the robust silver jewelry of Latin America, Asian motifs, and later the Navajo silver that I encountered. I remember staring into the display case of an antique shop in Pasadena at a collection of fantastic carved netsuke. At the time they seemed like exotic objects completely beyond reach. I overcame that distance by becoming a maker, which completely changed my relationship to objects and their value.
Eventually I found myself journeyman in a bronze foundry, covered head to toe in wax, making monumental sculptures for famous artists. I began moonlighting by starting up a silver studio practice. I’m still moonlighting, working days for a nonprofit contemporary art gallery, LA Artcore, in Downtown Los Angeles. My studio is located in Eagle Rock.
These are original pieces from an individual craftsman’s studio. The time invested in these pieces, and the learning curve, constitute a truly anachronistic pursuit of quality over quantity.
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