In Chris's words:
My artistic career began in the back of my father's metal shop in Rockport, MA. Every day after school I'd work alongside my dad to earn my allowance. One day I discovered a welder under an old oil covered bench in the shop. I dragged it out and plugged it in. From the moment the first sparks jumped, I was hooked. There was something about harnessing that power that thrilled me.
I craft large-scale, one-of-a-kind, iconic sculptures for private collectors, schools, universities, public spaces and corporate headquarters.
Each piece is a hand-made original, built from the ground up. I work closely with my clients to draw out their vision for the sculpture. Together, we talk about how to get there. I encourage people to take their time. These pieces will be around long after I will, and they need to speak for themselves. I want the figures I create to look like they've just been caught in a moment of stillness. When you turn your head, they lumber off to the woods or fly away. Working in metal, there is always a dynamic tension between the stiffness of the material and my own force. I have a sense of where it should go, and I use my strength and tools to shape it, and the metal fights back. It is that tension captured in the bent and twisted metal that gives each piece a pulse.