Artist's Statement—Sculpture

Beautiful form, creative use of negative space and illusion of movement are hallmarks of my bronze sculptures. Working in timeless realism and with timeless subject matter, I frequently simplify shapes and sometimes idealize form to achieve my artistic intent. My goal is to interpret beauty for myself and all who view my creation, as I strive to create and communicate through sculpture the essence, even the soul, of living forms.

My body of work includes figurative, animal, birds and “antique” musical instruments, which I frequently mount on indigenous stone bases. I cast my bronzes using the multi step ancient lost wax method which begins with constructing the original in clay over an armature, , progressing to wax, and ultimately casting into bronze. Molds are made between each stage.

My roots of inspiration are my life long love of nature, art and music. I live close to nature in Vermont providing exposure to such living subject matter as horses, llamas, goats, moose, birds. I draw upon my accrued knowledge of human anatomy gained as an R.N. to enhance my figurative work. I was raised in a family that both valued art and played classical music. Thus, I speak from my inner voice, reflecting my past and communicating through sculpture, our human connectedness with all living creatures.

Equestrian - Figurative - Avian - Animal Forms - Antique Instruments - Small Treasures - Outdoors - Work In Progress
All of my bronze sculptures are suitable for outdoor display incorporated into gardens, patios, etc.