1. Q. Where do you get your ideas?

    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.

  2. Q. How long does it take you to do one of your sculptures?

    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.

  3. Q. Is Stainless Steel difficult to work?

    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.

  4. Q. Is copper difficult to work?

    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.

  5. Q. Is abstract art (non-objective) hard to do?

    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 aesthetically pleasing.

  6. Q. How did you become a sculptor?

    I had no choice, sculpture chose me!

  7. Q. How long have you been doing sculpture?

    A. 32 years, I graduated in 1968 with a master's degree in sculpture.




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