“Working in figurative sculpture, I am challenged by one of nature’s most complex and beautiful forms — the human body. I have refined the human figure to basic and almost geometric forms. I love to use the human form to portray an emotional idea or story. Giving life to my subjects by capturing their innermost emotions, I express my own romantic longings. My romantic couples embody their unique body language and in their unison they display an emergent emotional expression. With simple lines and planes I work to capture the essence of these gestures.
The couples are separate individuals but bound in nonverbal communication. I am intrigued by the minute nuances in shift of posture or angle of the head to convey a different expression.

In addition to creating something visually pleasing, it is my hope that viewers merge their experiences, perceptions and passions reflected in my sculpture with their own. It is my wish to create and provoke something unique for each viewer. Some may be prompted to “playing dolls” with the individual figures to change their intended communication and make their expression their own thus changing the “story” by making them a part of their own relationship.

Examples of my pairs titles are:

The two of us
US 2
Unison
Engagement

The latest series of famous couples embody my perceptions of what their relationships essence could have been like.

Anthony and Cleopathra
Bonnie and Clyde
Adam and Eve
Romeo and Juliet”

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