I use my 30 years of experience in architecture as the foundation of my thinking about form. I imagine the possibility of each sculpture existing in many different scales – from a desktop piece to a large public sculpture or an entire building.
The vocabulary of my work is the clay slab along with the occasional use of steel and wood which I deform in various ways to explore the balance, tension, and structure of the piece as well as the interplay between the components within the piece.
In some pieces, I use surface texture and color to suggest that the piece could be made of steel, wood, plastic, or another generic material. In a similar way, the scale of the piece is meant to be ambiguous, thus creating in the viewer’s imagination, the possibility of a monumentally scaled piece.
In the Touch Series, I use the clay in an entirely different way. I use smooth terra cotta clay burnished to a high polish. This gives a highly sensual feeling to the piece that the viewer is invited to experience tactically as well as visually.