I use my figures to tell stories and clarify the world around me. These stories range from gestural vignettes, to personaland spiritual examinations, and socio-political study. The human figure is a universal shorthand which allows my sculpture to have an intimate connection with the viewer.
I use these unconscious gestures to express emotion that is elemental. Something that hits us before it reaches our higher consciousness.
I keep my figures naked with vague nondescript features consistent with their transient nature. Often I combine male and female forms as well as contrasting body types in the same figure.
Movement in my sculpture is influenced by dance and the rhythms of nature. Dance is a pure form of expression.
Nature provides the shapes and patterns that repeat in our body and in our subconscious. They exist in us in a nautical spiral in the curve of an ear, the rolling hills of our spine, or in the root-like structure of our nerves and vasculature.