My urge to create is overwhelming. My inspirations are many. The endless quest to capture the human form is the driving force in my figurative work. To make a piece of stone appear to come to life is my ultimate goal. For my abstract work, nature has provided a bountiful supply of inspirations in the form of organic shapes that are everywhere I look. It could be the graceful bending form of an ocean-side pine tree sculpted by a steady trade wind or a very close up view of a small curved animal bone. I never know exactly when or where an inspiring image or thought might occur.
I have focused my efforts on stones such as marble and alabaster. I relish the tremendous effort that is necessary to coax the beauty from a material that has such inherent resistance to change. The tremendous permanence of stone sculpture has drawn me to this medium as well. To realize that a sculpture I create today could be around hundreds of years from now is very satisfying.
In my future work, I will be exploring abstract and realistic figurative work and challenging the physical limitations of what can be sculpted in stone. In addition, I want to explore the family unit and children in my work. I receive plenty of inspiration for this from the love and joy that I share with my wife and three children.
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