My work combines traditional sculpting methods and materials with allegorical detail and symbolic icons to create a story. My sculptural process starts with the story: an experience remembered, misremembered or observed; preconceived notions, archetypes, phases of life. I am fascinated as an observer, watching and recording the incredible experience of being human. In creating the work, I ask the viewer to question and reflect, and while recognizing the universal message, also discover a personal connection, a story of their own.
As to how the sculpture is made, I work in plasticine clay and create art castings in bronze using the lost wax method, a method of casting that goes back over 5,000 years. In my cast editions, the size is never more than 10, so that each piece is considered a multiple original. No two are exactly alike as differences in each casting and patina give every sculpture its own nuance.