When asked, I say that I create Abstract Minimalist Geometric Wood Constructions. All of the wood components of my work are reclaimed. Creating work from materials that would otherwise be discarded has both an artistic sustainability factor and an economic appeal. Knowing that no trees died in vain, also allows me to sleep easier at night.
For thirty years I worked in film and television, so I came to sculpture late in life, but better late than never. Good to know that four years at St. Martin's School of Art in London were not completely wasted.
My method of working is primarily one of experimentation. The revelatory learning experience of handling materials and seeing how shapes stack and angles intersect, invariably provides a direction to follow. For several years I have been working with simple geometric forms, intrigued how massed small components can be developed into larger works. The simplicity and serenity of repetitive forms can have an appeal all of their own. I find that lighting plays a crucial role in adding a dramatic and transformative element to each piece. The massed flat white forms achieve a harmony of complexity between the forms and their shadows.