I start with an idea or particular stone that interests me and start sculpting and see where it goes. Each stone has its own story to tell and the carving process is about discovering that story. When carving, I try to capture the natural essence of the stone in my design and discover cohesive forms that use shape and texture to translate feelings, create moods, and invite people to be drawn in. I generally work on multiple stones at any one time so there are sculptures in various stages of completion scattered around my studio. Over the past 10 years I have begun creating large-scale sculpture in granite and basalt that can stay outdoors in any weather. I also continue to work in softer stone, working by hand and creating smaller, more intimate sculpture.
DIRECTIONS: Located in Freeland. From Hwy 525, go 1 block south of the Freeland stoplight and turn onto Harbor Av. Turn left immediately onto Roberta Av. Go straight ahead past the WAIF Thrift Store to the large pole building and my studio at the Freeland Art Studios. There is ample parking around the studio. 1660 Roberta Avenue