African-American sculptor who works in media including wood, stone, tar, and wire. He made the sculptures Sanctuary and Box and Pole.
He received a B.A. from The Catholic University of America and then was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone.
His work is considered a combination of minimalism and traditional crafts.
He married Jeanne Puryear.
He and James Wilcox both received Guggenheim Fellowships.