I make sculptures of sailing ships, made with found materials including fishing poles, brass hardware, steel wire, wood, metal scraps.
I've always loved miniature models and figures, and was especially captivated by exquisite wooden sailing ship models like the ones often found in lobbies of large buildings. One day it occurred to me that I could try to make a similar sort of ship model, but in my own style. But I only started making them a few years later, after it dawned on me that I could use fishing poles as masts & yards. That was the insight that sparked me to immediately start making the first one, the USS Halcyon.