My early background is in industrial art, not fine art. I learned techniques of various mediums through the point of view of trade craft. I studied and learned welding, forging, metal casting, mold making, graphic arts, wood craft, carpentry, printmaking, photography, technical drawing and drafting. I learned the skills, techniques and media of the arts, but from a different point of view and perspective. I think from there I gained the love of craft, and pride in the crafts themselves.

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