A consummate student of art, Rod continually searches for his own truth and language. Traveling, living, and observing, has exposed him to a variety of art styles, mediums, and messages. Studying past and present masters, Rod explores his art as a metaphor of the human condition. Rod strives to see beyond the literal and narrative, to create work that is contemplative, and expressive, yet conscious of traditional fundamentals.
Rod's goals are to see the abstract forms in nature, and express these forms in sculpture by marrying the components of discipline, and creativity, to express a concept rather than an image. Rod's reputation has been cemented with credibility by winning multiple awards from the National Sculpture Society and election to Professional Member status of the National Sculpture Society.