The work I create comes from my imagination. Anything can trigger an idea, an overheard expression, a story, something I see on the street or the tin itself; literally anything. These ideas get sketched out and eventually end up as artwork in recycled tin, or more accurately recycled decorative sheet metal. The images I create are bold, colorful, humorous and deal with real issues, such as insincerity, misjudging, unspoken conflicts and uncontrollable tragedies. By re-purposing used metal food containers, gleaned from many sources; deconstructing them to be reconfigured into something other than their original form or intent, it becomes artwork as a still life or a narrative piece. I was born in California, lived in Mexico and after nearly dying in Seattle my commitment to tin work has never been more focused.