Artist Statement


Artist Statement
My work expresses an artists' journey on the spiritual path. These days, beauty is the main goal. Beauty arising from the depths in meditation and the heights hiking mountain trails  ( uplift ) and beauty felt in observing tragic patterns of human behavior ( perpetrator victim #1, 2, 3, 4 ). Ideas form in the mind's eye and I make them in the imagination before reaching the studio. The sculpture, inevitably takes on its own life in the making.  I enjoy how the underlying shapes and geometry are by no means unique, indeed the universality is understood and integrated giving voice to human experience and insight.

I have always found birds fascinating. The obvious metaphor of flight and freedom is beneath the surface of the 'wings' collection: spiritual flight and creative freedom. Each piece represents a particular astral experience. It may be far from free though eventually all roads lead to that ultimate realm.

The 'heart petals' collection represents an evolving heart chakra; the experience of continuing growth, expansion, and connection. Several are also fountains delighting in the constant movement of the water element. Each piece is a moment in time and implies timelessness.                                              
January 2021                                                                                                                                                                          self portrait - opposite - 2003