philosophy of creating art


Personal philosophy
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.

Subject Matter
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 figures, 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 impacts. 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 allows 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.

Studio environment
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
The artwork must be " public friendly " therefore it must be safe and assessable.
The artist must feel strongly about this concept, but must be willing to consult with other professionals on issues of safety and maintenance.