I am a Maker.
I grew up with a Father in the Construction Industry, so that's were I went.
It's in my blood. Now, after 40 years of designing and constructing with wood, I have turned to metal.
I learned my welding skills at The Crucible, an industrial arts school in Oakland. I found that I really loved welding and everything about working with metal. The Crucible opened my mind to the possibilities that metal offers. The Crucible has an incredibly creative atmosphere, a talented group of artists and great facilities.
I upcycle materials I use in my metalwork. The tanks, cylinders and metal components come from scrapyards, I rework and repurpose the pieces, combining them with other metal and upcycled materials into urban versions of mythical Gods and Warriors.
I also do other types of metalwork and fabrication: commissioned pieces, cut metal art and furnishings.
William Rose III
Tiki refers to large wood and stone carvings of humanoid forms in Central Eastern Polynesian cultures of the Pacific Ocean. The term is also used in Māori mythology where Tiki is the first man, created by either Tūmatauenga or Tāne. He found the first woman, Marikoriko, in a pond – she seduced him and he became the father of Hine-kau-ataata. In the Māori language, the word "tiki" was the name given to large wooden carvings in roughly human shape, although this is a somewhat archaic usage. The carvings often serve to mark the boundaries of sacred or significant sites.
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
Repurposing utilizing a product in the making another product, usually in a way unintended by the original maker.