The German-born Portland [Oregon]-based sculptor began as a painter, then changed course and studied physics at universities in Berlin, Edinburgh and Vienna.

He pursued graduate research in quantum physics, participating in a seminal experiment demonstrating quantum behavior in buckyballs (C60).

He then moved to the U.S. to pursue further training in art, graduating in 2004 from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

The stainless steel sculpture above is 69″H x 19″W x 16″D.

Below, an interview with the artist.