At the age of 17 I made this sculpture. 46 years later I have a studio full of tools for sculpting and looking at this piece a couple of days ago, it dawned on me that back then the only tools I had were the farm’s stick welder & torch.

The painting depicts relative Fredrick Yost's Stockton home that he built for his bride Margaret Wolf. After Fredrick died, she couldn’t stand the idea of strangers ever living in the house so she had it torn down and gave the bricks to their son Henry Yost so he could build a home of his own at another location. I believe that house is still standing close to Victory Park.