Artist Statement

I am a self-taught sculpture artist casting my work in the lost wax method. I choose to cast my work in bronze because of its inherent beauty and longevity. I am fascinated by the human form and the fluidity of movement and expression. Consequently, representational figurative sculpture makes up the body of my work. The attitude of my sculptures can be seen and felt through gesture as well as on my intricately sculpted facial features.

All of my sculptures have a story to tell. My work is inspired by themes or stories I have fallen in love with. The story image unfolds in clay as I work.

I love the silky feel of plasticine clay and the precise detail that I can achieve when I create a clay maquette. I begin every figurative sculpture by forming a perfect body. Even if no one will see this beautiful body, I know it is there. This gives me the assurance that the draping of the clothing will flow as it should.

There is something utterly captivating about creating a figurative sculpture and once it has you in its grasp, it won’t let you go.

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