I started my sculpture career with a very classical, figurative beginning, and

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.  Most of my large outdoor wood

pieces from the 1980s stand on two points (legs) and incorporate a separate element

on top (body or arms).  My granite work, started in the 1990s, also tends toward

figurative or post and lintel forms.


            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 here and a cut there can change the attitude of the piece and gives 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 the ideas behind it are tied very closely with the material it is

constructed of – 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.



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