I grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania near Philadelphia and moved to Tulsa to attend college. I earned a BFA from the University of Tulsa in 1970. I then travelled to Japan and taught English there for 7 months. Upon my return, I took my long hair and my art degree and started a Painting business. In 1985, oil crashed in Tulsa and so did my business. It may have been one of the best things to happen to me and my art. I went back to TU and became certified to teach art. I simultaneously began creating sculptures. I taught both on level art and Advanced Placement Studio Art for 14 years. During that time I created many of my "Lost and Found" series of artwork. I love working with discarded pieces of metal which no longer function as they were intended, but now become new creations and function as art. Form really does follow function.