Renowned Maine sculptor, William Zorach, said it best:
“Rhythm is a cosmic force…our sense of movement is deeply rooted, it is universal”.
I enjoy the mentally and physically intensive process of carving and shaping my pieces to exude a rhythmic motion, balance and harmony in the final composition. The challenge is to capture that special spirit and emotion which each sculpture possesses.
My work is inspired by a love of mythology from my grandmother reading to me as a child, Zorach’s “Rhythm”, the deep personal bond of Soul Mates from my art mate and best friend, Priscilla May Alden and from my wonderful mentors, Constantine Serferlis, who spent 20 years carving gargoyles and saints at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and Don Justin Meserve, the highly respected sculptor and teacher from Round Pond ME
In addition, my association with Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium board, with fellow sculptors at the J.C. Stone Symposia 2010-2011, Viles Arboretum 2015-2016, Boothbay Symposia 2017 & 2019 and with the members of the Maine Stone Workers Guild have immensely fostered my development as a professional stone sculptor. Their willing, helpful and sharing attitude is greatly appreciated. I hope I can do the same for other interested and inspired stone sculptors.