artists statement...

Although I most often build large animals, the true subject of my sculpture is the organic energy that informs all life. Music, religion, myth, and astronomy all describe this energy in their respective vocabularies. My vocabulary has evolved from the shapes of the things I love most: my dogs’ ears, Battenberg lace, leaves, feathers, morning glory vines, rolls of hay, the shimmer of morning dew. I can form these shapes in steel and combine them to articulate the rhythm of energy that I feel so strongly, but can not verbalize. Each sculpture, whether animal or abstract, quickly develops a voice of its own. Surrendering to the creative process allows me to work intuitively, guided by the voice of the sculpture.

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