and foremost, all my sculptures are simply Abstract Compositions.
There is no intent at any connotations of meaning or image. I
sculpt by means of an Extemporaneous, Intuitive, Melodic Flow,
allowing the forms to develop, point by point, so to speak, without
any preconceived result in mind.
My aesthetics are strongly influenced by the exotic and exuberant
beauty of the Tropics. My concept is based upon the fact that
everything in nature has its own aesthetic combination of forms,
colors, textures, and ornamentation - parrots, orchids, butterflies,
tropical fish, etc. each has its own aesthetic "identity". I wanted
each of my sculptures to have that same characteristic. Therefore,
each of my sculptures has its own unique aesthetic result and
becomes what I term, an "Organic Entity". I, therefore, strive
to transcend sculptural form alone by adding colors, textures,
and ornamentation, all in an effort to facilitate the quality
of a natural object.
At times, my intent is to transcend the aesthetic characteristics
of nature by creating a more abstract combination of form, color,
and texture. I do this by disassociating aesthetic elements of
form from color from texture, in a sense, freeing each of those
elements from one another, and creating individual compositions
of each element, as well as, a complexity of compositional interrelationships
among these three elements. Another approach along these same
lines is to paint 2-dim. forms over the 3-dim. forms.
My sculptures are primarily intended to be experienced by following
the melodic flow of form and/or color and/or texture, in detail,
over a period of time, much as you would a piece of music. Though
they can also be experienced in their entirety as an organic
entity, their true aesthetic value comes by experiencing them
more on a point to point basis.
want to thank Lee Anderson of the Miami Ceramic League
for her help in firing the clay sculptures.