With this newest series of work I have been exploring the relationship between sculptural form and its embellishment. This is not unusual for me, but in the past I have resisted the urge to fully explore this interest. I have always been fascinated with the visual language of mark – making throughout millennia – and its complexity, variety, and pervasiveness across all cultures.
This timeless preoccupation with the endless expressive possibilities of repetitive motifs, and the subsequent effect of positive and negative space, has had a growing influence on my work. I am particularly interested in how a specific motif can conform but also resist the underlying sculptural form, creating a visual tension that enlivens the eye.