Sometimes the most exciting part of the creative process of making sculpture is the drawing phase or in the first explorations in clay. From that point there are considerations of scale, balance, the nature and the limitations of the material I have chosen. From the moment I begin drawing on the stone I experience some doubts and keep working and editing until I feel good about the piece. My work is an exploration of line and form that crosses back and forth between abstract and figurative sculpture. The figurative sculptures are often stylized to the point of abstraction, and the figure is reduced to its essence of form and motion.
I have been a sculptor for 40 years. I started drawing and studying art history on my own and quickly developed an interest in sculpture. I started with a granite boulder and a steel chisel and it took only an hour or so to figure out I needed new tools and better materials. That started a lifelong relationship with direct carving.