For me, art is personal exploration. Unlike other art forms, the process of creating a piece of art from a raw stone is the art of subtraction. As a piece is being created, each stone represents new and interesting challenges. Each piece is transformed by sculpting and by finishing. It is often the case, for me, that a piece will change from my original conception to a finished product because as the piece takes form, it shows new facets and fissures that must be incorporated into the finished product.
I want my art to amuse and interest individuals who view it. A great reward for me in displaying my work is to see a smile on a patronâs face. For the most part, my subjects are easily recognizable and are titled to reinforce the message of the work.