I think of my sculptures as visual poems.
When I am working, at times I am following a known thread into an outer territory, and sometimes I am pulled along, following without any idea why.
I’m interested in expressing actions or characteristics that address the human condition, and translate emotions into image, to invent objects which mystify yet beg meaning. I want these objects I make to have weight and presence, to provoke curiosity, to be multi-faceted, to be at times humorous, to be profound, and to have heart.
For me, art making is a deeply personal activity, and often the process of making the objects takes over before any specific meaning is revealed. I like making things, and things usually come together in a formal sense first. I select images and elements for my sculptures that are symbolic and multifaceted. Putting elements together, I strive for the same sort of compactness and clarity that poetry often delivers. The meaning becomes an allegory or metaphor, or even a pun. I’m looking for a visual experience that is satisfying to me and unfolds with the making.