My formal art training began with pottery and functional vessels so the move to sculpture seemed to be a natural evolution. Permanent materials such as clay, stone and bronze have always been a part of my pallet; the figure is a subject that I have rendered many ways incorporating variations of these materials.
Learning the language of form and function and juxtaposing it with a play of positive and negative shapes is a constant exploration in my work. Consistently appearing as a thread throughout my work is the female form, the inspiration being both familiarity and an appreciation for the human body.
“Torso” is an experiment in cast bronze of a hollow vessel. The piece grew out of a perception of how the female form is viewed. Some of the most important parts of a woman’s inner workings are outlined by negative spaces. Other parts that are considered taboo by some are remain whole. As the human form is soft and pliable this piece is executed in a medium that is hard and cold to the touch yet it imbues the supple visual qualities of the female figure.
1998/97Glass Blowing, Red Deer College Alberta “Summer Series”
1998 Glass Fusing Workshop with Brock Craig
1990Sculpture Diploma Program Capilano College (Dean’s List)
1983-86Participated in various bronze workshops with the Seymour Sculptors
1982 Capilano College summer session Bronze workshop
1980 – 81 Fine Arts Program at David Thompson University- Nelson BC
Studied Sculpture Dance & Drawing
1980 University of Alberta Department of Extension Studied Ceramics