During my engineering/management
career I craved a more physical and unstructured work
environment. I had acquired many craftsman skills
over the years and decided to create 3 D objects.
I quickly migrated to the study and creation of
sculpture. I soon realized that this art form
provided the vehicle, inspiration and freedom to realize
As a Canadian artist I have tried
to open myself to many themes and styles of working.
I have created pieces in abstract, realistic and stylized
forms. Whenever I have attached a greater
significance to a specific theme or concept, than the
form, I have been more satisfied with the final outcome.
Consequently the form becomes the vehicle for my
Carving stone has been my
principal interest and passion. The rhythmic
ringing of steel on stone, combined with the medium's
resistive feedback invigorates my carving process.
Through the utilization of hand held diamond saws and
various hand tools (hammer, chisel, etc.) my works are
slowly revealed. On occasion a stone's
unpredictable qualities will surprise me causing my
creative juices to spontaneously kick in to deal with
the issue at hand.
For most monumental and garden
sized pieces I utilize field stone (granite & dolomite).
The installation of my monumental stone works provides
me with the opportunity to leave a permanent impression
on a community and a public legacy of my work.
I have created sculpture for both
gallery and public exhibitions. Currently a number
of monumental stone works are installed on the city
street scapes in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Today sculpture has become my
primary focus and obsession in my life.