Observing human nature is a life long passion. I express these unique qualities in my figurative and portrait sculpture. Exploring the balance of opposites such as realism vs my intuition as an observer, vast large shapes facing fine, intricate detail and abundant texture in contrast to a smooth realistic surface is important.
My latest ceramic work titled, "Broken Open” is the first in a series of large and expressive sculptures. In particular, this study speaks to human being's desire to hide our inadequacies and the courage to be vulnerable. It depicts how imperfections enhance one's beauty. And the light from the human spirit is illuminated through these 'cracks' we all share as human beings.