I remember more than 20 years ago stumbling upon Rodin’s "Burghers of Calais. I walked around it for a long, long time. I was mesmerized and blown away by the power of it. I also thought, how fun it would be to make something like that. So, I started doing figurative sculpture in clay at various art programs, sometimes making molds and casting pieces. As a professional geologist it was only natural that I started working in stone. First with limestone, then marble then granite. I have done figurative work and abstract and some combinations. I enjoy it all - from the early design to the fabrication to the installation. The most fun is when you pull out a body part or form you are seeking out of the stone. It’s a perfect mix of courageous action, physical exertion, intense observation and focused contemplation. I also really enjoy collaborating with others and in the end if I make something that people enjoy then all the better!
Special thanks to Giovanni Pescatore who showed me the way, and Thomas Berger, a great granite sculptor in Kittery, Maine (https://www.thomasbergersculpture.com/ ) for all your help and a lot of good times!