Q: How long have you been sculpting?
A: I have been sculpting for over 30 years.
Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?
A: African art, Modigliani, Picasso and Arp.
Q: What was the first work of art you sold?
A: A 4′ x 8′ piece of sheet metal that I had bent and cut with a torch. It sat outside near the ocean and acquired a great rust patina.
Q: Why sculpting rather than another medium?
A: It all had to do with my hands. They wanted to squeeze and shape. Also, I’m not very confident with color.
Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?
A: Alabaster, limestone and hardwoods.
Q: What is the philosophy behind your work?
A: My work is mostly abstract and non-representational. They are soothing, gentle and inspirational pieces that are a joy to see and live with. I also love the way that they feel, and encourage people to touch them.