Some work calls for precision and great focus and some calls for chance and spontaneity. Some work calls for a pen and a pad of paper and some calls for power tools and eye protection. Each material exists as what it is before I manipulate it and transform it into art, which means each has qualities the I have to cater to. This practice of exploring various mediums leads me to understand the potential of each material; it’s capabilities, like the strength of metal or the malleability of clay, are what I am exploring. The greatest influences of all are dexterity and aesthetics. I make art because my hands are able and mind is excited. My process is thoughtful and intentional often requiring time and patience. I do this for the end results that interest my eye and thoughts.