All the components of my work: the centerpiece, box and frame are constructed entirely of wood. The centerpiece of the sculpture is usually a simple form inspired by animal forms, nature or religious and spiritual symbolisms. The centerpiece is carved wood finished with a number of different mediums. Usually I use acrylic paint, stains, powdered metals, coral, nails, stone, copper and iron wire and other materials. Acids are combined with the powdered metals to create various finishes. Often the centerpiece is mounted in a shadow box or on a three dimensional display. The frame is usually finished using powdered metal that is then oxidized.
Sometimes I am asked how long does it take for me to create one of my pieces? The answer I give might be a few days, a year or perhaps hours. For me the creation of a work of art is not limited to the time it takes to create the physical piece. The process of creation is a manifestation of a personŐs life experience. Often the process is a search, a search for something mystical, sacred, mysterious and personal. The search is what is most important and is continuous. The time from the point of concept to completion of a piece is different then the time it takes to create a piece. For me the process of creation is a culmination of works and involves many pieces of art.
The concept or spirit of a piece or series of work may come in a ...