Drawing inspiration from the human condition and the various lives we lead, my sculpture reflects a fascination with human diversity and emotions and the various roles we play in society.
One of my sculptural series uses found objects to represent characters' bodies. I may use a bowling ball to represent the sheer absurdity of a self-anointed chief from a distant land or a stone to round out a "Mother Earth" figure. I've used a glazed ceramic garden ball from China as the body for an Asian baby and a tree root as host to a wood nymph. The relationship between the sculpture and the found object become of prime importance to the meaning and intent of the piece.
With my series of female busts, I strive to portray some of the deeper emotions experienced throughout our lives. My stylized ceramic figures often include quirky characteristics with an amusing backstory.
Whether it is sculpting in clay in the serenity of my home studio or working with power tools in the foundry, I find the entire process engaging and rewarding.