I strive to capture the form, the texture, the character, and, above all, the spirit of the animal in my sculptures. At the same time, my animal subjects often show human emotions and tell stories. The line between animal and human are increasingly blurred to provide opportunities to explore and reflect on the human condition. My process of creating is very organic and the element of chance are allowed to influence the posture and the attitude of the finished sculpture. Beneath the gentle and beguiling exterior, I hope something deeper and knowing is captured in the animal’s gesture and expression.
Individually sculpted from slabs of clay, my animal
sculptures are hand stained and then fired in a kiln. The surface is sometimes silky and soft, and sometimes highly textured to reflect the skin of the animal. As all my sculptures are completely crafted by hand, each one is an original and no two are exactly alike.