Q. Where do you
get your ideas?
A. There are two main ways I get my ideas. One is
from life experience and two is through my works of
sculpture. When I get a real good idea, I will usually do
several different concepts of the idea.
Q. How long does
it take you to do one of your sculptures?
A. This is really hard to answer, because I usually work
on more than one sculpture at a time. I usually discipline
myself to work on at least six concepts at a time.
Q. Is Stainless
Steel difficult to work?
A. Yes, stainless steel is very difficult to work because
it is so hard. The main alloys of stainless steel are chrome
and nickel. You need a plazma machine to cut it and a mig or
tig welder to weld it. There are also different grades of
stainless steel (such as: 304, 308, 312, 316 and 332). I like
to work with a 316 grade, because it can be made to shine.
Q. Is copper
difficult to work?
A. No, I think it is the easiest metal to work. I actually
feel guilty because it is so easy to work, but you need to
know how to work the metal the "right" way.
Q. Is abstract art
(non-objective) hard to do?
A. Yes, I think that it is a lot harder to do than
realistic art (objective), because with all your problems are
solved with the realistic art and it just depends upon how
well you can copy! Abstract art comes from within, and you
have to invent everything because it has never existed before.
You use pure design with positive and negative relationships
all conveying a feeling, which makes the sculpture
Q. How did you
become a sculptor?
A. I had no choice, sculpture chose me!
Q. How long have
you been doing sculpture?
A. 32 years, I graduated in 1968 with a master's degree