At its best, a work of art needs no explanation. It creates a chord of recognition and instinctive
understanding that touches hearts, provokes emotions, encourages contemplation and stimulates response.
I am intrigued by the fact that diversity gives the world its eternal fascination and extraordinary
complexity, but that beneath this diversity lies a rich and essential commonality of form and, for humanity,
of feeling. Art manifests both the diversity of the world and its essential unity - both physical and spiritual.
It also opens the mind, nudges the imagination and lifts it from day-to-day thoughts and constraints.
me this fascinating paradox is represented most wonderfully in a curve.
There is almost nothing more subtly complex
than a multiform, three dimensional curve (as exemplified by the human
body), and yet nothing also more beautifully simple. We see it, and we
understand it. In my sculpture I hope to evoke a similarly direct
feeling, a clear response. Yet also I seek a recognition
of the subtle complexities of the underlying form. My sculpture is to
be touched, with the eyes and the fingers, but above all to be felt, at the very root of our