The pursuit of art is more about being resourceful than divine inspiration.
I approach my work in the studio like an 8 to 5 job. I like to get to the
studio early and stay in that environment all day. I don't like to plan ahead
what my work patterns will take and I never try to force a perceived idea.
I prefer to improvise incrementally and take advance of the discoveries.
The information that I realize during the process is usually 10 times better
than I could plan. Real time and space should always effect the creative
process. Regardless of the subject matter, this formula works for me. The
individual is the most important part of any process.
The subject matter is not the primary element in my work. A larger part of
it deals with the principle of balance in space. The stacking of objects
in an attempt to achieve asymmetrical balance has always intrigued me.
I enjoy pursuing a vocabulary in rhythm and symmetry. When working with
the laws of gravity concern me more than the laws of anatomy. The enter
playing of native space and solid forms can express a wide range of emotional
For example, the hands of a figure does not interest me in the figurative
vocabulary as much as they excite me about possibilities for expression.
All forms are elements for expression.
Fabrication in metals is my preferred vehicle. Regardless of the thick or
the type or metal, I love the directness, which this resistant material
me. In my own studio I am able to work and conduct my research in private
and independently. Over the years I have developed this process to the
point where it is almost like modeling directly into metal.
The sculpture should be constructed to balance and
support its own weight. Bolts and bases are to be used to anchor.
The studio must have good lighting and suitable ventilation. The artist must
have space to move around freely and safely. I believe that it is necessary
to have hoist to move weights.
The primary goal for the artist is to stay in budget and not compromise the
quality of the work.
Art in public places
must be " public friendly " therefore it must be safe and assessable.
artist must feel strongly about this concept, but must be willing to
consult with other professionals on issues of safety and maintenance.