My figurative sculptures are like “demons” of change. Joseph Campbell talks about how “demonic” originally meant the dynamic aspects of life in Greek.
What I believe is happening in my work at this time is that two basic ideas or interest are driving the images. One is the idea of all existence as change. The other is the idea of parallel lives. I like to call them “parallel lives”, my dual careers in clay and computers. Like a character in a science fiction story, I step back and forth between two simultaneous frames of existence, each having a different set of rules. When I can get the perspective of a third view, the observer, where like the reader of the novel, I can see how the two frames are closely related.
The art helps me integrate these compartments. For example, the characters that appear as house persona, dream creatures or spirit messengers in the clay are usually related to some people or events I have encountered in the business world.