As a child, I was fascinated when watching my Grandfather weld things. I never pursued that interest until I lost my father to a tragic car accident in 2005. Looking for something to channel all of my pain and sorrow into, I was able to teach myself how to weld from videos online. The artistic side came natural to me as I have been creating things my whole life. I soon learned how soothing it was to me as my first piece came to life, it was a rendition of my father playing golf. This sculpture, which is pictured, was a memorial for my family to always remember my father by. He resides peacefully at my mothers house playing golf in the backyard. I have since added wood and cast stone to the materials that I work with.