André, a modern renaissance man, was born in New Iberia, Louisiana. He has also lived in Lafayette, Manhattan, Alabama, Chicago, and now New Orleans. He studied theater in New York, Alabama, and Chicago. Eventually the heat and magnetism of New Orleans pulled him from the snowy banks of Lake Michigan back to his roots. Here in Louisiana he is exploring his passion for visual art. His current medium is found object metal sculpture. It is a study of how what is disregarded by society can be reinvented and forged into something of worth.