Artist Statement and Process
Since the mid 70’s, I’ve been making toys. At first, they were simpler, for children. I’ve always been interested in birds and animals, then found that I wanted to suggest a story.
For awhile, I worked with fairy tales and classical and literary themes, and then studied Egyptian cosmology.
Eventually I made bigger constructions and wanted to call my work sculpture. However, I think my strength is in the toy-like approach to the pieces. I’m aware of how magical it is to get lost in imagination and play, and since narrative is something I love, I hopefully imply that there is an interaction and relationship going on.
Childhood was a “serious” time for me, putting together little worlds that took on an intimacy.
As an older kid, that continued. I loved working on theater sets throughout high school.