Since 1994, I have made my living as a professional sculptor. I have created a unique voice in the world of sculpting workshops. All of my training has come from other artists (the majority of that time being spent in the ‘professional sculpting workshop’ setting). I have taken over 18 workshops – from some of the finest sculptors in the world. I took voracious notes, gleaned the best I could from each and share that knowledge with those that choose to learn.
My desire is to use art as a vehicle – inspiring mankind in see the beauty of all life. Artists are prone to leave emotional fingerprints all over their work; hence, in a real way, when you view an artist’s work, what you’re seeing are self–portraits. For me, sculpting is a conduit from the heart to the physical form in front of me. When sculpting, the question I often ask is, ‘How deeply am I going to allow myself to feel, trust, listen?’ I love how shape and form communicate. Every line has a spirit and speaks volumes.
I find myself in a constant state of research. From my peers, collectors and non-artists, I am always seeking meaningful feedback that lends itself to enhancing my work. I have found that one of the roadblocks is to say, ‘I know’, for it only leads to stagnation. Perhaps the greatest lesson I have learned is to “live in the question”, for answers come from anywhere and anyone.
Art lifts the spirit! It assists one to reach out for that which is good in life. Art inspires one to feel better about themselves and their fellowmen. It is now time for me to pass on what I have learned. To this end I am committed. Come to learn and leave your ego at home. We get to come from the heart and explore the newness of life. All the mind knows is the past. If one chooses to operate from the past…nothing can be learned.
See you soon,