consider Creativity and Originality the vital characteristics
that determine the value of a work of art, while size, or the
material used are of little intrinsic importance in that regard.
Because of the following aspects, I consider my sculptures both
creative and original.
Organic Entities - I consider my idea of developing art
objects with complete aesthetic identities of form, color, texture,
and ornamentation a creative concept with original results. Sculptors
concern themselves with 3-dimensional form, alone, while painters
concern themselves with 2-dimensional expressions. My concept
and the resultant aesthetics transcend being either just sculpture
or just painting.
Originality - Because my sculpted forms evolve as they
do, extemporaneously and intuitively from my subconscious proclivities,
they are my unique aesthetic statements. They are the essential
element of my artistic talent.
Actually Created Forms - Because my forms are free form,
versus rectilinear or figurative, they are actually created forms.
This is because free form has no predefined shape, but requires
a creation of the resultant shape.
Continually Creating - This is the intrinsic approach
to my sculpting and takes the essence of creating to its limits,
because moment by moment, I am continually creating. Firstly,
I am always creating when I start a new sculpture, because I begin
each new sculpture as a new aesthetic expression, with its own
forms and colors. I don't repeat an already developed aesthetics
over and over again. But even more importantly, I am continually
creating as I sculpt, because I don't repeat an aesthetic element
over and over again as I am developing the flow of form of each
sculpture. In my approach, there is little redundancy or repetition.
The most important quality in creating art, the creative process,
itself, is what I am doing on a continual basis.
Inherent worth - I believe the unique aesthetic self-expression
of each creative artist is sacrosanct in its value. For this reason,
I believe that if you are what you create, no one has the right
to negate its inherent worth. They can like or dislike it, just
as they might like of dislike various people, but that does not
affect its unique value. I know that what I create is my true
and unique artistic self-expression.
Having this comprehension of the qualities of my work, I know
their artistic merit and do not need critical approval to validate