The Process / Technique

Drawing from a sketch, photo or memory, I form the figure by hand, using minimal tools such as a wooden knife and pliers. There are no molds or casts in the creative process, so each piece is unique. 
Once the form is complete, the sculpture is painted, mounted and framed to hang, assuming the form of a relief. 
 

“While most forms of sculpture are additive or reductive, I enjoy the challenge of breathing life into a sheet of steel wire mesh, where no material can be added or removed, and no crease erased. 
The lightness and transparency of the mesh  offer a sense of simplicity to the gestures and feel of lightness to the movement, while the hardness of the metal promises that the moment captured continues well beyond its fragment of time.”

Pictures taken during Mericourt France Art Residency, 2017