I'm an Oregon native with a double major in sculpture and graphic design from Portland State University. I fell in love with steel when taking my first welding class there in 2003. As Indio Metal Arts, created in 2012, I design and build steel free standing fine art sculpture, furniture, landscape elements and trellises. Commissions are welcome.
I use as much salvaged material as possible from scrap yards around the state. Scrap has an imbedded history and character that folds into each piece I build. When inspired by these unique shapes the results are one of a kind.
I believe all objects should be well designed, beautiful and built to last. I keep this in mind no matter what steel object I'm welding in the studio, whether functional or decorative.
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Gathering of the Guilds, Salem Art Show & Festival, Portland Open Studios, Cracked Pots, Local 14, Portland Home & Garden, Hortlandia and Celebration of Creativity. See website for full listing.
Newport Visual Arts Center, “Variety of Visions”, PNWS group, Newport, Oregon, October 2017.
The C.A.V.E., “Alchemy in 3D”, PNWS group, Vancouver, Washington, April 2018.
Lake Oswego Reads, Lakewood Center for the Arts then traveling state wide, February - November 2019
Multnomah Art Center, "Unmatched Pairs", PNWS group, Portland, Oregon, September 2019.
ArtReach Gallery, "Making Space", PNWS & NWSSA, October 12th-15th, 2019.
Guardino Gallery, Chayo Wilson collaborations, “When Metal Meets Clay”, October 3st-November 24th, 2019.
Alberta Street Gallery, Autumn Invitational, October 1st- 25th, 2020
Association of Landscape Designers Tour 2016 & 2019
Portland Modern Home 2019
Pacific Northwest Sculptors Guild: Board Member - Social Media, former Treasurer, former Secretary
Creative Metal Arts Guild: former Spring Show Steering Committee - former Treasurer
Artistic Portland Gallery: Artist Co-op member, Lead Gallery Design
Metalsmith Magazine, Portland Oregon: A River Runs Through it, by Judy Wagonfeld, Page 16, Volume 38 No. 2. This article is an expose on the Portland metal art scene. I was among those interviewed and quoted.
The Bee, Open Studios Tour, page 15, February, 2019 Vol 113, Issue 6
Portland Tribune, Sculpture Livens Up Milwaukie City Hall, by Ellen Spitaleri, page A17, November 12, 2019.