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Born in Pittsburgh, I've always enjoyed creating art and sculptures. At age 9, my father introduced me to gas,
arc welding, brazing, wood working, construction and shop principles. His training combined with a profound
admiration for art, nature and science fiction, inspired me to create a large variety of sculptures throughout
my childhood.

Throughout my schooling, I would submit a sculpture when assignments allowed, and sometimes when they didn't.
While attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh I was invited to submit an entry in The Science Fiction and Film
Festival which featured local as well as national artists. My 8-foot-long model spaceship, named the Zora Astra
won a special judges award.

Working in the advertising field for 20 years as an art director, I was responsible for designing displays, brochures,
catalogs, instruction manuals, corporate identity material, packaging, billboards, ads and model making.

In 1998, it was time to professionally promote the sculptures, which included corporate commissions, art furniture, contemporary, indoor/outdoor, stainless steel, aluminum, mild steel and robot assemblage sculptures.

In addition to sculptures, I've been responsible for the large-scale train layout at the annual PPG Place Gingerbread
House Competition and Train Display now in its 10th year. It's a nice holiday project with a lot of great energy!

The Original 6 Robots From 1998 - 2006
The Original 6 Jones Robo-Works robots