Through the language of abstraction, my current work focuses on generating a unique interaction between rigorous geometry and fluid movement. The inherent and essential tension which exists between these poles drives my sculptural explorations. None of my sculptures are based on preliminary drawings or maquettes. Instead I begin with a foundational form which is a component of an eventual whole that I cannot apprehend. From this point, an in-the-moment interplay between subconscious and logical decisions directs the evolution of each work.
The elemental core of my process and sculpture is this sustained confrontation of ambiguity while working toward formal resolution. By approaching each sculpture in this way I can integrate the nuance of the unexpected into each composition.
Intimately connected with this idea, my sculptures shun symmetry. But beyond the difficulty of inferring their full reality from one vantage is my purpose of setting up a series of interrelationships throughout a sculpture. My intention is to maintain the cohesion of the whole, even as multiple relationships unfold in a continuous in-the-round flux. In this way my process mirrors the finished work by suggesting the malleability and unpredictability of perception.
Each sculpture is hand-carved from a single block of stone, while the bases are created separately.