Artist Statement

Maybe the arrowheads my father found in Alabama as a child and later gave to me were my first inkling that stone could be shaped to suit our needs.  But it wasn't until I took a studio art class at UCSC that I realized how much my hands wanted to shape clay, wood and wax.  Bronze sculptor Doyle Foreman was an early mentor at UCSC and I eventually majored in art.  Henry Moore, Brancusi and Barbara Hepworth inspired me from afar.  Stone would come later though a UCSC Extension class.  Power tools, marble and Open Studios followed.  Still working in bronze and wood as well as stone, I treasure the time, the stillness and the discoveries I find in the studio.  And I still have the arrowheads.


112 Pine Place, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

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