I’ve always been working with my hands, shaping materials into one form of object or another. I gradually became aware of how the hand-made object may convey a spirit or essence, and became interested in the 'objectness' of the object. This led to into an interest in the sculptural object, and then to an awareness of how the object occupies the space within which it resides.
I see my art practice as both a thinking practice and a making practice. On a deeper level, it is also a spiritual practice. I’m essentially working to connect with and express spirit; spirit as found in the materials, in the environment or situation, and in myself. At times the work is a from of reverence, where the inspiration behind a piece is a simple desire to honour the beauty and mystery I find around me.