Because of its expressiveness and grace, the figure is a perpetual inspiration and a continual challenge. My work explores both our exterior and interior landscapes. Although my work is realistic, slavishly reproducing anatomy is not my goal. My focus is capturing the depth and breadth of expressiveness of the figure. I want the viewer to identify with what it would feel like to inhabit the forms I create.
For me, it is immensely rewarding to transform a block of stone or a lifeless mass of clay into an expressive sculpture. The sculptures I create have strong underlying structures --- the forms are powerful and embody energy and motion. Each of us carries our own associations relating to the human form that trigger a range of reactions to figurative art. It is an incredibly rich subject.