I want to touch the heart of a culture by illuminating the beauty and spirit of human creation. I find this to be both a challenge and great reward. In my search to represent nature and beauty I felt it necessary to study at great length both human anatomy as well as traditional applications of form. This led me to the New York Academy of Art where I majored in sculpture. It wasn't until several years later that I picked up a paint brush and captured my thoughts on canvas in addition to sculpture. Now my struggle isn't as much “what to create”, rather, “which medium should I create this particular piece with?” Although, my works tend to stem from various myths, morals and Biblical truths; I find it refreshing to give it a new twist. Greek mythology particularly holds so many facets of humanity such as love, tragedy and desire. Through these myths I hope to bring to life a modern portrait of who we are and who we can become through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
I get many questions about how I see and use two distinctly different media. While texture and form are the pinnacle of sculpture, painting relies on color and light to distinguish form and depth. I'm truly happy to have both of these tools to work with because there are some pieces better suited to one medium over another. It is only in relief sculpture that I get to marry the two. I'm hoping that over time I can fully experiment with more color and texture within reliefs to further push the medium. While this pursuit is quite fascinating, I still don't know if it will deter me from continuing to explore the traditional elements of painting and sculpture. There is just something about having a dancing or flying figure in the round or an iconic painting that just wouldn't be the same in any other medium.