Having grown up in a number of small industrial towns in British Columbia, I have an appreciation for hard work and the effort needed to achieve a goal. I apply this to my sculpture by attending to detail and not allowing it to be done until it is finished.
I find beauty in everyday things and the patina created by age and wear. This could be in a person, a discarded chunk of metal or a plank washed up on the shore.
Not all things are beautiful, but there is beauty in all things. I’m not sure who said that, but in that way, I try to approach my days and express that with my art.
Without academic training, but having a practical eye for function and form, one of my goals is to see the art and beauty in the mundane. I usually sculpt life size human forms condensed into the linear dimensions of available lumber. While I work to provide a pleasing and continuous whole, I want each element of the piece to be its own sculptural landscape when viewed on its own.
The Sooke Festival of the Arts
The BC Festival of the Arts (Coquitlam)
Michael Moore Fine Wood Working (Victoria)
Art in the Park (Port Alberni)
Carving on the Edge Festival (Tofino)
ArtRave (Port Alberni)