Although sculpture is my primary interest, I have found that
drawing lends itself to the expression of insights and ideas
that defy solid form. The narrative possibility inherent in
combined text and image can allow for story telling that is
more specific in nature. It is this that attracts me when I
need to focus on details.
It wasnít until he was gone that I really began to know
and understand my father, and in many ways he was as much a
stranger to me as he was to you. These drawings were
influenced by our relationship, the events and emotions
surrounding his death, and the reconciliation of loss.
Specifically, this work was shaped and informed by the life
and death of a particular man, and his sonís response to
it. But more generally, I hope they conjure a thoughtful
reflection on the transient nature of any lifetime, and the
experiences, both simple and sublime, that define it.
It seems to me that we all have a vested interest in the
evolution of our own personal histories, and the responses
we have to situations in life are as interesting as the fate
that is dealt.
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