I created my first sculpture at age three, won my first prize in a city wide public school art show at age six, which I believe decided my career for me. I created the largest sculpture in Canada in 1983 and had the fortunate experience of acquiring a patron at that time. Not only did my patron provide financial assistance by purchasing over forty works of art but this situation allowed me to explore and freely experiment with many new ideas for sculpture thus developing my present style.
I have worked with virtually every material possible: wax, plasticine, foam, stone, steel, wood, plexiglass, metal casting, plaster, concrete but found composite material (i.e. fiberglass) to offer the greatest freedom for expression without the many limits presented by other materials. Each of my sculptures is original, unique, one of a kind combining ideas and techniques from past and present to produce a futuristic synergetic work of art. Each sculpture is roughly structured to the divine proportion which is a mathematical ratio known as the Fibonacci series, also used by artist Leonardo DaVinci.
As found in any great work of literature, music, theater, etc., the use of drama and dramatic tension is paramount to the overall emotional and visual effect. Thick/thin, round/sharp, long/short, round/square, all combined to enhance each other in a positive form which is again enhanced by the negative space in and around it.
I use many types of polychrome finishes to give a three dimensional sculpture the added dimension of color to enhance and explain its shape to a degree where they have been described as “synergetic” as in more than just color and shape. One of my preferred finishes is a technique developed by the Flemish Masters (Rembrandt): a layer of color is applies to the surface (for example red) and a second transparent layer (99% clear with 1% blue) is applied over top so the visual result produces a color (purple) which is actually mixed or blended by light reflecting through the transparent layer. A similar effect would be to look at a fire truck through blue glass.
The intent and direction of my art is to produce something truly beautiful in a non-representational from. It is a spiritual quest providing me with immense satisfaction and gratification of knowing I have touched the mind and soul of others by inspiring them with the experience of newness and change with the essence of pure beauty.