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My sculptures are created as metaphors
not objects. They are a language more adept than words more fascicle
than paintings. A language so complex that it defies reduction to
words. A language learned and used, but never mastered.
I didn't intend to be a sculptor;
it just crept up on me. It began while I was traveling and painting
landscapes in the desert. After a couple of years of painting everyday
I began to "notice" the stones
lying around on the ground. These ordinary rocks seemed to hold
as much fascination as vistas and mountains and clouds and light
and space. Soon I was carrying them around with me, taking them
back to camp and living with them and listening. Wasn't long before
I was painting on them - much to my surprise. I had no use for painted
rock doorstops or paperweights: this was something else. Something
entirely new to me.
This discovery and exploration
of the three dimensional language of metaphor has taken me down
many avenues of inquiry. Some of them are shown here. Since its
a metaphorical language everyone can have an individual, valid and
valuable dialogue with the sculptures. I will provide my own intentional
meanings. Your own are yet to be revealed.