What is important to you?
You may be passionate about your family, your history, or about an institution's mission. You may wish to pay tribute to special person or to a noble idea. Or you may simply wish to bring beauty to a place you love.
I give physical, lasting expression to your passions and commitments
I have worked with individuals, corporations, cities, and non-profit institutions to translate their passions into works of art, executing commissions costing from $2,000 to $75,000. I have created sculptures and paintings for both indoor and outdoor spaces, in both private and public settings.
Every commission is unique
I bring my particular creative vision to every project, but I do not bring preconceived ideas. Designs grow out of our conversations about your needs and interests. If you like the work shown on these pages, feel free to call to discuss your ideas for a possible commission. You may wonder whether what you have in mind is something I could do. You may be unsure about the process. Please email me and I will be happy to answer your questions.
Beginning a Commission
can be as simple as our sitting down in your living room or talking on the phone to discuss the possibilities. For larger projects I build a team that can include decision makers, fundraisers, donors, architects, engineers, facilities managers and contractors-- whatever is needed to bring the project to fruition.
Step 1. Exploring Possibilities
We discuss your needs and tastes, as well the requirements of size, setting, and budget. We settle on a general approach, including choice of materials and possibilities for imagery.
Step 2. Design Process
Depending on the project’s complexity and budget, a design can consist of sketches, scale drawings and / or a scale model. The design fee is typically 7.5% of the budget, with a minimum fee of $2000. Design fees are non-refundable but are credited against the total cost of of the project. With a small commission, or when the design is already well-understood (as when I’m producing something similar to an existing sculpture), you may wish to forgo the design / approval process and move directly to step 3.
Step 3. Review and Approval
When you approve the design, we sign a contract that spells out a production timetable, a schedule of payments and any other terms regarding fabrication and installation.
Step 4. Production and Installation
Once I receive an initial payment of 50% of the total budget, I begin work on the commission. Final payment is due when the finished work is delivered (and/or installed, if I am doing the installation).