The Sensuality of Stone
The Center of the world. That part of the body in which the belly button resides, is for me the most sensual, the most exciting part of the human body affording infinite variations, infinite possibilities of form. That Center, and its abstraction, encompasses the jumping off point for many of my sculptures.
The wonder of birds. The wonder of their elegance, their movement, their texture, their colour. They flit, hop, strut, preen, cavort, they flash, hunt, swoop, scold, puff, they flick and skitter, fly, wheel, swim, dive and crash. Most important they are a constant companion, an alter voice and thus a great part of the fun of sculpting birds is to not only abstract them but to endow each one of them with their own individual personality.