From my earliest
recollections, my work has always been representational in nature.
It reflects a strong European tradition of a softly detailed surface
quality, while expressing the energy and vitality of contemporary
The first step, which is the most important for me, is to capture
the "PRESENCE" of the moment; this is done by creating a feeling of
character, selecting the most expressive composition, and enhancing
the feeling of movement. Artist's describe this ability to capture
movement as being gesturely rich. Even static objects can have an
intrinsic feeling of movement.
With my sculpting tools, I look for ways to have a rich texture,
while having a faithful and sensitive relationship to the meticulous
detail of the object being depicted. While I have a clear personal
vision of where the artwork is headed, I do yield to the surprises
often discovered in the process.