I started my sculpture career with a very classical, figurative style. Although my materials and forms have changed a great deal over the years, it is still possible to find remnants of the figure in my work.
When I incorporate several elements together to construct a sculpture, I am looking at the way they relate to each other, and ultimately, how they work together as a whole. A tilt and a cut there can change the attitude of the piece and give each one it's own distinct personality. When I make a piece with just one element, I tend to do more carving and editing of the material to achieve the same effect.
My work and underlying ideas are tied very closely with the material used. I have chosen traditional, ancient mediums with which to express myself; I try not to manipulate my materials beyond their natural state, but imbue them with an expression of dignity and grandeur to release their spirit.
8 x 4 x 4 ft.