There is a point when an artwork becomes alive; the artist can feel it in the work.  It seems to breathe, to begin a pulse while taking on aspects of individual personality.  The concept has come to exist in mass, space and time.

 

My materials, methods and scale vary with the objective.  However, I usually contrast fluid curves and hard edges within the same sculpture, as well as use varying surface textures for emphasis.  Often tension and balance between elements, and the resulting negative spaces, are important to the idea.

 

I regularly use stainless steel for its tensile strength, durability and additive nature of working.  Bronze and other cast metals are used to create uniquely modeled forms with color potential, while marble and other types of stone provide additional colors and volumetric properties through reductive carving processes.  Frequently these materials are used in combination to expand my visual vocabulary.

 

Art has the ability to communicate beyond the barriers of language.  It makes an impression in the memory like a casting pattern in a mold.  Sculpture activates the surrounding space, giving physical presence to an idea.

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