I work in the tradition of the Masters of figurative sculpture. Through the common language of the human face and figure, we instinctively recognize and respond to one another’s physical and emotional conditions. I desire to use this natural affinity, whether through narrative or allegory, capturing what is remarkable in the common and provoking insights into ourselves and those around us.
My work has taken different directions over the years. My Christian faith has always influenced my work, and several pieces are drawn directly from biblical stories. In some pieces beauty is my primary language, but often there is an element of brokenness, distortion, or ugliness, which reflects the grief, pain, and separation we all experience. Motherhood also profoundly impacts both the subject matter I choose and the execution of my ideas. Several of my sculptures represent mothers and their children from around the world who are affected by war and disease; others deal with the internal devastation of losing a child.