Many of my sculptures represent two forms pulling away from, or compressing against, each other. They act as metaphors for human relationships that are based on impending separation or forced attachment. Many people find the development of relationships to be a source of anxiety, and I attempt to express this interactive struggle through the physical movement of the clay.
James Garvey suddenly walked into my store wearing a fireman’s jacket, an Amish hat and had soot all over his face. He pulled out a knife and asked, “What do you think?” What he had handed me was a hand-crafted letter opener. Ever since that day I have been an immense fan of his work.