In beginning a piece, I must slowly get to know it. I must allow the piece to reveal its story and its spirit to me. As my hand and eye move over the contours of the form, I begin to feel how the piece is expressing its essence. A piece will communicate its personal narrative of strength, vulnerability, power and liberation as I build the fullness of the lungs in an inhale, as I carve out the hollow in the nape of the neck, or as I shape the muscles of the back as it arches. In this way I can become one with the piece.
7"x3"x4" fired clay female
20"x10"x6" Female reclining bronze, Ed. 1/12
7"x5"x9" male nude torso
17"x8"x6" fired clay female torso
15"x10"x8" bronze male nude, Ed. No. 1/12
6"x3"x3" male nude torso