He first started working with sheet metal as a apprenticeship in sheet metal building trades. Worked on high-rise buildings' interiors and exteriors, including roofs. He then trained as an installer and fabricator working with light and heavy Gage metal, moving on from there as a welder and layout man in a production shop.
When he left commercial building trades, he joined the marine shipbuilding trade, where he worked on submarines and a varied assortment of surface craft, both large and small. Overall, Mickey has enjoyed over 40 years in the metal trade. Now retired, he pursues his love of metalworking.
All of his metalwork's are handmade. No molds are used. They are cut out from a flat sheet of metal, hand hammered, and formed over an anvil using many special and costume tools. Each work is one of a kind, out of aluminum, copper, and mild steel. Inspired by nature and, in particular, his love of the sea and all its life forms. Latest works are Steampunk creations of animals, insects and sea-life. These works blend objects with forms giving the illuson of working movements.He is often asked if these works move. Answer: If you see it move It does