My career as an artist began when I discovered the world of animation.
Yes, I always wanted to be in the arts but did not know which direction to steer my ambitions. My work in the music industry, as an active professional drummer for several years, helped to pave the way for other creative ventures. Giving me a sense of permission to forge ahead in areas I previously knew nothing about.
I could always draw but I didn't realize that I could also sculpt until given the opportunity on The New Adventures of Gumby, 1987-88. It was there that I learned everything I needed to know about stop motion work, from the ground up.
Today I teach those same lessons to my students, often as an introduction to the broader world of animation as viewed through the lens of stop motion