I am interested in the peculiar intersection of the past and the future. Cross-cultural and time independent archetypes are the universal symbols that capture and express this phenomenon in the present. My work is about expressing these eternal truths in physical form.
In my work with stone, I begin not with quarried blocks but with raw stones as they are found in nature. Each one, with its time-honed patina, tells a story of a very long personal past. They pass through the present very quickly and, with altered identities, continue their journeys into an unimaginably long future. For example, “Message from the Future” is made from Cheshire Quartzite, a very hard and durable stone formed some 540 million years ago. It became a standing stone, following in the longest tradition of megalithic sculpture. Pierced by a single four-foot, polished, round void, the sculpture exploits the circle, perhaps the oldest and most prevalent of archetypes. It is easy to imagine some distant future culture relating to the iconic shape of this ancient artifact.
My sculptures in metal address similar concepts in a different material. The quest for imitable shapes from the past to translate to the future remains unchanged. Using stainless steel or bronze, two permanent materials, I seek forms that resonate with beauty and emotion. My sculptures, born from the quintessential forms of the past, speak their universal language to us in the present and will carry these uniquely human feelings into the distant future.
Message From the Future