Visual Artist/Sculptor.....One of the strongest motives that led man to art and science was the escape from the mundane...." Albert Einstein.
As far as I am concerned, Einstein could not have put it any better.
I too experience being actively involved in the visual arts as an escape from the everyday.
I see being creative and artistic as an excursion into another dimension. A world of shapes, colors and sounds that stimulates my mind to create.
This urge also generates the ability to divide my attention and interests across multiple disciplines. Sculpture, drawing, painting and music. Sculpting, shaping the appropriate materials such as clay, wax, plaster, stone and bronze is a discipline I have practiced since 1997.
While thinking and searching I transform ideas and fantasies into sculptures, with the aim of developing my own visual language. Whether figurative, abstract or organic, they have my attention. They usually arise from a preconceived idea or concept. But there are also spontaneous creations, in which the contours and structure of the material to be worked on determine the shape of the object. Improvisation, taking side roads and always searching for a design that I consider to be aesthetically sound.
My preferred discipline is working with various hard and soft types of stone. I consider it a challenge to impose my will on erratic and recalcitrant types of stone and to search for the limits of what is possible.