Trained as a Painter, I soon began to build sculptural painting surfaces. I like to mix vocabularies, searching for a syntax that will allow the languages of 2 and 3 dimensions to coexist, or synthesize, in a work.
I enjoy finding evidence of the artist’s hand. I use power tools and large machinery, but often prefer a u-gouge over an electric grinder or router to carve out an area. I often carve with an x-acto knife. I do a lot of thinking with my hands. This manual approach slows my production, but gives me needed time to reflect and revise as I go.