The art of sculpture allows for interaction with an audience, which is what I try to encourage with my own art. Whether it’s allowing a piece to be simply touched, or allowing my audience to climb on my sculptures or even sign them, my art signifies the physical relationship we have with art.
The driving force behind creating art for me is the love of the creative process that is involved when taking raw material and forming something from it. Much of my work is abstract in form stemming not from nature but from my imagination, the primary source of my inspiration. However, it is also inspiring to know that the materials I use, stone, steel, and clay, will stand the test of time.
To ensure that my sculptures last and to achieve the vision created by my imagination the tools that I use are extremely important. In the absence of the necessary tools I will not hesitate to build my own, for example an extra-large potter’s wheel. My art achieves meaning for me when I can bring my imagination as close as possible to reality.