Artist's Statement

I make sculpture because I see something that is so beautiful that I want it to last forever. I want time to stand still so I can look at it completely. Or, I see something so arresting, or so quintessentially human that I can’t get the image out of my head. I see shapes, volumes and contours, highlights and shadows and I’m interested in eliminating all extraneous details to find the fundamental forms underneath. I look for graceful shapes full of movement that are interesting from every side – sculpture in the round needs to hold up in all directions.

I try to reduce forms into archetypal images. I’m working towards figures that you could tell from a block away, “that’s an old woman” or, “that’s a young girl”. I’m looking for monolithic shapes. There’s an elemental, universal truth to sculptures of human figures that focus not on the differences between us, but the similarities.

The human condition is the main subject of my work. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and find the human form the most perfect and eloquent expression of the human spirit. A sculpture’s gesture, movement, curves, contours, texture, shape, volumes, forms and structure all work together to reveal the interior space of the spirit.