I know that works of art have an influence on individuals and on society. These sculptures have something to tell you, a message that is beyond words. My work usually begins with an encounter with nature, an experience with a plant, animal or some other earthly thing in which I sense that we participate in each others existence. It is a moment of communication through a gesture, a sound or just a sense of shared presence. Being an artist my first response is always to make something to communicate the experience. That is the inspiration for these sculptures.
My hope is that the artworks will find a place to be where they will remind people of their own inner connection to all living things. To that end I would like them to be purchased or displayed or discussed. I can be reached by email or through my facebook page or my blog. I also enjoy giving talks about my somewhat curious world view.
Sculptures : Through laminating and carving wood I create sculptures that creep along the ground, spring forth from eggs, float in the air with their roots dangling or break into pieces that disperse across the ceiling like spores. I focus on forms that have intrinsic vitality and gestures that speak to me. My sculptures are not representations of existing life forms but rather an attempt to portray an inner energy and presence.
Paintings : Painting is my way of describing the atmosphere of a place with all the life moving within it.
Installations : By making installations I try to give the viewer a complete experience including background sounds I compose with my voice on the computer.
Blog : These are poems/stories I have begun writing as if the sculptures could speak to us and tell us about their secret lives.