Art originally served magical and religious purposes but in modern
times, has moved towards entertainment. My goal as an artist is to do
both, to create art that reflects the visible as well as the hidden Ö to
embody in my work a sense of presence, a sense of inner life.
My work stands as a reminder of the connection between man and nature as
the world around us becomes increasingly removed from this essential and
most basic union. While the metals I use are clearly man-made, the
result of my collaboration with them is a blurring of the divide between
nature and structure, space and form. This results in a strong symbiosis
between the formal elements of sculpture and itís surroundings, both
architectural and natural.
My process in sculpture is highly linked to the idea of transformation.
I consider the potential energy in my materials and lure out the dynamic
forces of nature. I blend emotion with form, allowing the work to
evolve, probing shapes, investigating their capacity to change. I seek
to reveal the nature of the material, allowing it to take on a life of
I create art that challenges peopleís expectations. My sculpture
embodies the tension between stasis and impending movement; despite its
weight and volume, or perhaps because of it, metal can dance and even
suggest song. Ideally a viewer engages with my work on a subliminal
level enabling them to have an experience of a uniquely personal
nature. I work with Cor-ten steel, stainless steel, bronze, and painted
steel. These diverse metals, with their varied looks, suggest forms