The grandson of a millwright in northern New Hampshire and nephew of an art dealer in New York City, his formative years were spent learning to blacksmith while photographing works by Ettore Sottsass, Daniel Buren, Franz West, and artists of the like. That quickly led to Industrial Design, a combination of fine art and methods of manufacturing, and he received a degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Upon graduating, he was awarded Artist in Residence with the White Mountain National Forest, where he built a monumental sculpture commemorating their 100th anniversary. He has created works from a range of natural phenomena - fragments of the landscape in the form of motifs or raw materials. He has called his work “high-touch, not hi-tech", a visceral reminder to pull away from the all-consuming digital realm we find ourselves in.