Both of my grandfathers worked in the Monessen Steel Mill south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River.
Steel and Coal dominated Mon Valley. Stout working people, rusted trucks,
small dive bars and Church on Sunday. I spent a lot of joyful time there as a kid.
My parents moved us to California. The world became bigger.
It’s never been lost on me that my path as an artist was a gift my grandparents put in motion.
These images are my way of standing witness.