I create contemporary abstract sculptures as conversations between human creativity and the natural world. I begin with an extraordinary granite boulder, and then let its shape inspire my steel structures. When I unite them, the stone connects the steel to the earth, and the steel gives to the stone its reach. The organic forms of the boulders are given extension by the machined steel, even as time and the elements tame and color the steel with beautiful, unpredictable patinas. This sustained interaction of the materials imparts the work with a sense of life. And it is my hope that the scale of my sculpture will stir within the viewer an appreciation for our connection with nature and our power to shape our world.