I am motivated by a challenge. I seek to produce art that represents a concept or triggers an emotion, but also requires technical abilities. I am predominantly a reductionist. I start from a large block and work toward the finished piece. Marble and wood are my preferred mediums not only because the materials themselves are naturally beautiful and characteristically ardent, but also because the processes of peeling wood shavings and chipping the perfect marble flakes are tactile and rewarding.