First Place 3D
Wood, Ceramics, Metal
52 x 25 x 8"
Phoenix II is about growth and change, fear of the unknown and about elation when obstacles are overcome.
I am a self taught sculptor, working primarily with found wood, ceramics, stone and metal. My inspiration comes from many different sources; anything from what mother nature shows me to current events or whatever life puts into my head. I always do deep meditation over my ideas and over my starting materials, asking the universe to show me a design or propose an approach to my next piece. I try to build contrast into my pieces, and sometimes tension and illustration of conflict. If I wrestle with life issues at the time I create, mine or those of others, this will likely be reflected in some way in the piece. On the other hand, I love creating visual fireworks when I can, so many of my pieces celebrate beauty that I see all around me, mostly in nature. My passion is bringing the sculpture to life; the process of taking it from idea and sketch to finished product.