Throughout history, humans have used art and adornment as a way of maintaining a relationship with the earth and their spiritual lives. I am compelled to emulate these historic references, in spirit, when creating my own art. Similar to ancient and primitive cultures whose interaction with their surroundings and the creation of beautiful and powerful images are vital aspects of their spirituality, creating sculpture and jewelry is an expression of my own essence.
In indigenous cultures the process of creation is often equally important to their spiritual lives, as are the objects that result. To experience that process of creative immersion is a significant aspect of my own artistic intent, as well.Texture is a key element in my work. Whether it is a piece of jewelry or a somewhat larger small sculpture, the surfaces of my work are replete with etched, folded, or controlled texture. The shapes are volumetric, over-inflated rectilinear forms that suggest a human feature or organic reference.