I began working on the "Beautiful Monsters" in 2002.
My primary influence at that time was Henry Moore, the celebrated British
The goal with the more than 50 pieces I have created so
far has been to comment on the dual nature of man in his paradoxical
A primitive and rapid technique is used in making every
pseudo-abstract bust. Each is made to be unique and without the use
of a model. Every original work is signed and given a common name to
humanize him or her.
Clay is the medium used, which after a "highfire" is at
once permanent and strong but also fragile and vulnerable. The
sculptures are finally stained in bronze.
The hope is that each individual of my ceramic
sculptures has an internal aesthetic charm masked by a more glaring and
obvious external ugliness. In this way, I view them just like each
of us humans; or is the opposite true of most people?