I use my figures to tell stories. These stories range from gestural vignettes to personal, socio-political and spiritual examinations. The human figure is a universal shorthand for us and as such allows me to have a direct, visceral connection with the viewer.
I use these unconscious gestures to express emotions that we feel before they reach our conscious mind. Often I combine elements of the male and female as well as contrasting body types in the same figure. Movement in my work is influenced by the rhythms of nature. Nature provides the shapes and patterns that repeat in our body and subconscious. A nautical spiral, the S-curve of the ear and spine. In my own life I have deeply examined the social, ancestral, and racial influences that have taken me here. This dialogue Is the basis for the dynamic that expresses through my work. A dialogue opposite’s which eventually leads to simple truth. This truth is what I seek to achieve through my work.