The idea of combining the unique strength of steel and the inherent beauty of stone came to me while living by Luce Creek in Hunting Valley many years ago. When I moved into my current studio space in Slavic Village I looked at the idea once more. I asked the same question all sculptors deal with, how will I use a base as part of the 3D design. That’s when I decided to work with the concept of making the base something more than a place to simply sit a piece of art. So, the table is the sculpture.