Artist Statement

All my work, whether painting or metal work, brings me to a healing and restoration in the exercise of God's gifts. In more recent years, the dialogue and physical struggles of working in metal is one of the results of this act of faith and thanksgiving, coupled with the necessary discipline to see it through. There is, on occasion, cause for celebration on the merits of a particular piece. It has life of its own, transcending its maker, and giving, perhaps, joy, beauty, or meaning to another. In a world seduced by technology, there is a sacred place for those simple hand made creations which must remind us all, one way or another, of who we are, who we wish to become and, most importantly, whose we truly are.”
Richard Jacobus