My carvings are meant to give the viewer the essence of the form by simplifying it’s details. I often leave a section the original material untouched in order to complete the understanding of the transformation from the stone or wood to an expressive subject with a desire to entice the viewer around the entire piece. My aim is to create expressive subjects with universal appeal. Because I start with natural objects – wood and stone; I am aware that there is a form already within the piece. I must be carefully attuned to the piece to release that which is already there. As any artist knows Nature offers us endless gifts and inspiration.