.I create lace out of stone. I apply the voids to the rock which, in turn, creates the lace structure of the sculpture. I manipulate the thickness of rock surrounding the voids creating organic shapes that bring nature to the sculpture. I enjoy the carving of the rock, creating valleys and voids. I love the challenge of soapstone and alabaster. I see the rasps, saws and drills I use on natures medium like the favored brushes of a painter, important to the outcome of the sculpture. The final reveal of the colors and striations at the culmination of the
piece, is a euphoric surprise. The revelation of the thick and thin I create out of rock, making the organic lace appear by pushing the boundaries of my medium are a challenge won. What appears at the end of creation is a rock sculpture with an organic lace pattern taken in part from the shapes of nature. I want the viewer to see familiar shapes that are just out of reach of recognition. I want them to feel the comfort of organic shapes and to observe the thick and thin. I push to create the thinnest pieces of stone I can and still support the structure. I enjoy pushing the limits of the medium. I want a sense of almost improbable thinnest for the viewer to question and to spark interest from them. I want my sculpture to interest the viewer in not just the overall view but to push them to explore the piece and how I created lace from stone.