I work in a number of different
ways but each is an extension of drawing and a reaction to the world as I
The choice of subjects is what fascinates me and calls me to make a
response over that time period.
After study work in 2
dimensions, I produce sculptures by carving wood or stone or constructing
in wire and cement. I sometimes cold cast the cement sculptures into
bronze and treat it with a copper and acid solution which enhances the texture
and brings with it verdigris colours.
My primary subject is the
human head in stylized, symbolic form. I am inspired by head
sculptures of Cambodia, India, Thailand and Egypt, and have traveled to see
many of them first hand. My head sculptures are about mood and
contemplation, they are rarely portraits of specific people even
when the study drawings start as such. The artists
I most admire for drawing style are Oscar Kokoschka, Lucien Freud, Odilon
Other subjects are largely
interpretations of natural forms. This may be figurative in the
form of lizards, cats, insects, horses in action, or more abstracted as
shells, fish and stylized foliage. I am most influenced by Medieval
Gothic as well as traditional Indian design and interpretation. In these
works the aim is often to bring attention to fascinating but commonly seen natural forms in a styled
and extraordinary way.