As a child, I was always putting my fantasies on paper and consider myself basically self-taught.
In the mid-1960’s, I became the apprentice of Alfred Van Loen, the internationally acclaimed master-sculptor. Through him, I acquired technical virtuosity and an intimate knowledge of materials used in sculpture.
Like other artists who extend the perceptions of the age they live in, my knowledge and skills are no more than starting points of a visionary journey, a progress towards the mysteries of transformation.
In one sense, the work I exhibit here may seem as trophies brought back from strange regions of the imagination. My real achievement has been to find in stone, bronze and other materials, a conjunction of inner and outward vision.
My artwork rarely begins with a preconceived idea. Instead, the material itself dictates the form of the work, and each subsequent modification directs the process as it goes along.
The end result may seem surrealistic, primitive or archetypal, but those aren’t qualities I deliberately aim at; most of my satisfaction comes from arriving at a point where the work seems to manifest a kind of shifting conjunction of mind and material.