Artist's Statement ::
Whether working on a figurative, or abstract sculpture, I strive to reach the viewer at a level that supersedes the spoken word.
My sculptures are intended to engage the viewer at a primordial level that ignites the fire of energy within. They are a celebration of life and the rhythm of the dance we participate in by simply being alive.
To demonstrate the unique beauty created in nature, some of the sculptures have been buried in wood chips saturated in urine, or vinegar and ammonia. I have deliberately deviated from conventional patinas, such as French brown, in order to accentuate the vibrance of life within each piece. The blues shimmer and change with the light, as the golds glow with the radiance of the universal life force.
Many of these sculptures are made directly in wax, and cast by the traditional ancient lost wax method of bronze casting. As there has never been a mold made of any of these sculptures, they are truly one of a kind. The patinas are as unique as the sculptures in that each of the blue green sculptures is finished with a different formula, and the gold sculptures are done in a signature patina which I developed myself. Any of the patinas can be changed to accommodate a client’s preferences.
Although a graduate of the Ohio University School of Journalism, I found communicating through sculpture far more effective than the written word. With more than 20 years of experience I have been augmented by studies at The Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus College of Art and Design, Johnson’s Atelier, Columbia University, and also patina workshops with Ron Young, of Sculpt Nouveau. Travel throughout Europe and Asia have influenced my style as well.
My work can be found in both private and public collections across the United States, including Wendy’s International, The Herb Society of America, Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. and then White House. In addition to outdoor sculptures featured in The Well Designed Mixed Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust, a life-size, figurative bronze is located at Inniswood Gardens in Westerville, Ohio.
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