Interpreting the form as a figurative sculptor and showing how grace, form and line complement each other is what I strive to portray in my work.
I fell in love with the Art Deco period. It is very exciting for me to create those simple yet beautiful lines and understated emotions, which also echo the statement of physical power that was so evident in 20th century art. The sensitivity from that era speaks to me so strongly. Many of my works borrow ideas from that time.
My work takes inspiration from my life as a former professional ice skater. Gliding on the ice, my line was the most important thing to present to the viewer as much as relating emotion to the music that I was skating or dancing to. I love to listen to music when I sculpt as it draws out the same emotion for me as when I was creating physically with my body as my form but now I put that life into my sculptures. Being able to capture those feelings in sculpture is what drives me to sculpt. Each sculpture is an emotional journey for me that brings me right back to all the years of physical training and performing.
I am mostly inspired by the works of Brâncusi, Lachaise, Nadelman, Manship and Frishmuth to name just a few. My youth, spent in the worlds of ballet and ice-skating, have given me an eye for the form and movement of the body which I love incorporating into my works.