This sculpture is about a particular moment in the artist’s life that he was afraid of. Universally, as humans we are all faced with challenges, adversity, and fear. Once on the other side of a challenging situation, there can be clarity and the ability to see these moments as a positive that helped you discover the ability to move through. The piece encourages the viewer to stand where the artist stood but the moment is not defined by the artist. The viewer will bring their own moments they had to go through and no matter the differences between them, a connection is made.
|I was born in Jackson, MS and lived there until my second year in college. I moved to Hattiesburg to attend the University of Southern Mississippi. Upon completing my B.F.A in Sculpture I moved to Greenville, NC to attain my Masters Degree in Sculpture at East Carolina University. I moved back to Hattiesburg to work at U.S.M. as the shop technician for the sculpture and ceramics dept. I was offered to teach some adjunct classes which soon turned into a full time position as an instructor. I have since moved to Carrolton, Ga where I am the studio technician and instructor for the Department of Art at the University of West Georgia.
I have continued to make and show work through the years after reciveing my M.F.A. I traveled to Costa Rica in 2013 for the Stone, Wood, Iron Sculpture Syposium where I completed a monumental sized stainless steel piece. In 2014 I was asked to show ten steel sculptures in a two person show during the Festival South in Hattiesburg, Ms. In 2016 I was commissioned to build a monumental sized stainless steel piece for the city of Kenner, Lousiana. In 2017, one of my largescaled sculptures was purchased by the city of Decatur, Georgia and another by a private collector in Cleveland, Mississippi.