Deeply personal, my art is based on people and journeys I have been privileged to experience. These sculptural chapters are work created from a true need to manifest externally what is not completely processed internally.
For years I have maintained a respect and reverence for Art Brut, the art of the clinically insane, and have found its unbridled, raw energy to be a major influence in my work. While living in Germany, I had the good fortune to conduct private study of the Prinzhorn Collection, perhaps the preeminent catalog of psychiatric artwork in the world. The beauty, pain, and naiveté displayed therein will forever be a factor in my sculptural translations. Likewise, the parallel genre of southern Outsider Art has found its way to my clay and brushes. This work has been instrumental in the deconstruction of many years of formal art training.