I am inspired by what it is to be human and animal, the sacred, the divine, Genesis, our past and our future, our wars, our psychology, and our relationships with and without nature. Within this body of work, that will continue throughout my career, each sculpture represents a part of me, what I believe it means to be human.
This work was sparked by my interest in the marble sculptures created by the great masters during the renaissance. Seeing them up close when I traveled to Italy last Fall, I was instantly inspired. The psychic energy that came from the figures as you stood in front of them. They seem like they are thinking, watching, and living.
When I came back to the states I knew I had to challenge myself to create something that had that same psychic energy, and strength, visually harsh and weighted, but also fragile. This caused me to think about the idea of the monument, and then of course, society and it's current state. The many relationships we have with different people coming from various cultures, religions, etc. I found myself burning with a need to show the diversity and potential of what it is to be human, because in the end that's what it boils down to. Regardless of race, or anything that may be different in each of us, we are all human and beautiful, even with our faults, it's what makes us unique and interesting.
The thumbnails on this page all lead to the separate artworks that represent a different element.