My transmuted forms represent the confluence
of vastly different aesthetics. They are born
out of the merging of cultures and have found
their expression in heads and masks.
I believe that one should not be limited by cultural
boundaries or conventions. A "no walls" approach
to art has been instrumental in the development
of my artistic sensibility with my goal being to
create works rich in depth and diversity.
I draw upon the art and craft of the people of
Central and West Africa, as well as North and
Central America, with an infusion of my own
European heritage. Cultural symbolism, or symbolic
representations of cultural conventions (such as
those involving fertility, life and death cycles, and
rites of passage), has been my primary influence,
with a particular interest in ceremonial and funerary
objects and vessels. The structural language of my
work is, simply, a synthesis of emotion, form,
I enjoy the sense of timelessness and ambiguity
of my pieces. They are at once old and new -
just dug up or perhaps just made.