Every one of us experiences moments when we see something and our eyes suddenly widen, we gasp involuntarily, and we smile all the way up to our eyebrows. Igniting this feeling is the core goal of my work.
I earned my BFA in Crafts (Ceramics & Fiber) from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1977, and worked full-time as a sculptor for the Monumental Construction and Moulding Company in Washington DC for several years in the 1980s, followed by working in that trade freelance ever since. These days I am mostly doing commissioned wall sculpture: portraits, plaques, and memorials.
If you like my work, I know from experience that these things are probably true of you:
You seek a smooth and harmonious flow in every aspect of life.
You sense the unique personalities of individual animals, and you can at least imagine the personalities of plants and inanimate objects.
The natural world has at least once kindled in you a deep feeling of awe.
These things are true of me too. They inform everything I make. I think all of humanity yearns for conscious communion with the natural world; that impulse underlies the very existence of architectural ornament. I also believe reawakening to, and participating consciously in, the ongoing miracle that is the Earth is not only possible, it's the Next Big Thing for us. Because it has to be.