Three dimensions has always been my forte.
sculpture, I am free of
the constraints of format that restrict many other forms of
expression. The shape is entirely at my whim. Each surface
of my work must be
interesting and lead a viewer to explore another. I create sculpture in both
stone and welded steel.
Each brings its own challenges and rewards. Stone is a
welded steel is additive.
Stone has certain intrinsic characteristics;
color, and over all shape. I like to push the limits of these
I want to twist the stone through itself, to make something hard look
have it invite the viewer's hand. As I work a piece, I delight in
forth the native subtleties of color and texture in the stone. I
seeing these attributes as they enhance what I'm sculpting.
Steel has fewer contraints than
worked semi-molten and
hollow. Steel allows me to be completely unfettered and
free. There is such a feeling of power to have something as hot
as that torch in my
hand and harnessed to my will. Working hollow allows me to
I do with stone.
Both these materials and processes are answers to
needs. With stone I get the surprise of the beauty that nature
Steel answers to the hunger for power and full control while creating.