I grew up in the Northern Californian city of Redding and received my MFA from UC Irvine. I work as a professor of Sculpture at Merced College. I am a process-based conceptual artist who works in several different 3-d and 2-d mediums including casting, printmaking, painting, ceramics, and installation art. I conceive of my artistic practice as a house built from four interrelated but distinct themes. The four themes of functionality, aesthetics, semiotics, and the social and personal nature of art objects. My work often plays with the tension between the autonomous art object and the exhibition space. I reside in Sonora, California with my wife and two sons.