My work reflects my obsession with antiquity and the passage of time; through it I explore tradition, myth, and belief. Spanning the gamut from the pharaonic funeral masks of unknowable space gods to the tactile remains of pre-Christian deities, my sculptures are the relics of fantastical civilizations and lost tribes.
I have developed two distinct approaches to sculpting. My one-of-a-kind works are assembled from found objects, scraps of metal and cloth, epoxy putty, bone, leather, and anatomical models. My reproducible works are much more time intensive. They are sculpted in oil-based clay and cast in bronze or polyurethane resins. For me, the act of sculpting is essentially meditative, the actual creative process taking place in a burst of inspiration before I begin.
I have been sculpting for over a decade, participating in my first arts exhibition in 1999, the same year I co-founded the dark arts collective Catalyst Studios with visionary painter Ann Koi. Recently I have begun to explore a variety casting techniques to breathe new life into my older pieces. I believe the weight and physical qualities of bronze and marble lend verisimilitude to my work through the inference of great age and classical origins.
Current Residence: Seattle
Favourite genre of music: Neo Folk
Favourite style of art: art nouveau, anything finished with a high degree of craftsmanship