Most of my work is about catching a moment. Whether it is a portrait, a character jar or a planter, my goal is to make pieces that have impact.
I usually incorporate some musical item or theme into my major compositions.
I am inspired by each and every moment of life. It is such a gift to be alive and expressing my experience as a human being in art.
With years of designing and manufacturing custom jewelry, the attention to design and detail is evident in my bronze pieces.
I am currently working on a Swan Maiden Mythology Series embracing mythological images.
This body of work is about expansion, light, space and energy. The best metaphor is the physical change from ice to steam (ice is contracted water molecules and steam is expansive water molecules). I desire my viewers to feel this expansion in them, in the space and in the work.
I believe my artwork has and is a journey. It takes me to into my own inner darkness to the blinding light of my truth.
It is my love of the realism and abstractions of nature combined with the character and substance of the stone itself that inspires me in my creations.
My artifacts began as embellishment for fiber pieces. I wanted them to look truly ancient, to be authentic, NOT through blind reproduction, but by diligence and attention to detail.
The need for creation became reinforced with the birth of my own child and the desire to heal, protect and empower. I also felt the need to portray feelings, needs and a visual conversation within the sublime.
Creating art is cathartic. In turning over the leaves of your life one needs to dig deep so as to question your beliefs and truths, maybe even rub a raw spot on your soul.
Creation itself is fueled by the thrill of the chase—can I make what I conceive, no matter how impossible it may seem?
I…try to keep every square inch as interesting as the whole canvas and I want to keep your eyes moving around after you have seen the painting as a whole. I try for volume, space and texture. After all, I am a sculptor who paints.