the images that have been most inspiring to me are Cycladic figures and pre-Columbian
imagery of Mesoamerica. Both are stylized and give only a minimal amount of
information or indication of the human form. There is something of the human
element that can be understood in these figures and at the same time they
command a certain amount of attention or reverence.
My sculptures are hand built abstracted figurative forms. They are not defined
as male or female. Some are tall, life-sized, solitary figures; others are
small, and some are stacked forms resembling totems. With my current work,
an important consideration has become how the work will be viewed. Placement
and environment contribute to how they may be perceived or interpreted.
The intent of my work is to engage the viewer. Contemplation and interaction
are what I would like to inspire. A situation is set up in which not all the
answers are given. It is my intent to have people engage in thought process,
one that makes them look inwards to their experience in order to interpret
what they see. I want my work to make people stop, reflect, and walk away
feeling they have understood or connected somehow. My goal is to come across
like the images that move me –– simple yet powerful.