Each material has an inate essence, my work is to bring that out, creating contemporary adaptations of classical themes. From an update of northwest Totems to abstract forms to my individual interpretation of human form, I use my love of traditional and native heritage to see the beauty and meaning in everyday life.
The work is a wide range of three-dimensional media including a variety of stone (marble, alabaster, limestone, soapstone, steatite, chlorite), wood (walnut, eucalyptus, pine), metal, clay, concrete and resin, occasionally combining them.
One of the main things that appeals to me about sculpture is that it is tactile. I love to touch and caress the stone and wood, especially when it is highly polished, and I encourage others to touch my work. It adds an entire level of appreciation and understanding I don’t find elsewhere in art.