I am an International Australian artist committed almost exclusively to carving marble. My passion is for white Carrara marble, the marble Michelangelo sought for his Pieta. I live and work in Berlin with studios here and in Pietrasanta, Italy.
I’ve shown in Australia, Hong Kong, Germany and Italy.
For me, art is simply about partaking in creation. And I feel that when I create with freedom I am adding goodness to the universe. I live by this philosophy, dedicating myself to the purpose.
I believe in pure evolution and that by making things for the sake of beauty I am living up to the responsibilities of the creator.
An artist has to make a connection with his soul and the soul of the stone. It is a partnership and a sharing of direction. A dialogue that rings in hammer blows.
When in this frame of mind, form grows of its own accord and I feel I am hardly responsible. Who then is the catalyst of change? I the artist or the allure of the marble that has chosen me, its own quiet direction of elusive addictive beauty, leading me on in a crazed love affair with light and form.
When I walk into my studio, I am always surprised by how stone beckons me. I may initially deny it, but the calling stone remains and will await me until we have at last come together to form in honour of the universal spirit, an attempt in pure evolution.
I carve because it takes me away from ego, and connects me to the universe and beauty in a productive way.