Art breathes life into architecture. Sculpture, perhaps the most homocentric of the arts, conveys the rhythms and the pulse of life, and invites the personal response of the users of public places. Buildings and terraces, gardens and marks, after all, are for people.
This has always been the primal objective of my work, to transform bronze and steel, inanimate materials, into symbols of the spirit, pulsating images of life, and by so doing, give a sense of identification, of joy and beauty, to all who see it. People always respond to the depiction of other people. It is my job to help them find it in the cold stone and steel of architecture reason for saying “this is my building,” “my park,” “my town.”
I believe that people and their work are the sum total of their experiences. I am no exception. My life involvement with first the dance, music, ballet, and as an artist, sculptor, and recorder of human response, provide rich with lightness, grace, balance, control, straining, reaching, out-thrusting, sweeping movement – capturing the elevation of the human spirit, the beauty of the human form.
People. My sculptures always depict people – dancers, athletes, lovers, men and women, family – imbued with kinetic energy, optimism, freedom, symbols of new beginnings and caring relationships with the environment and the people who share it. That, I believe, is what sculpture for public places is all about.
his has been the message of my monumental sculptures in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Japan, and Singapore.