Moving away from the familiarity of the picture plane, carving has become a fresh diversion for me. While working with the raw materials of nature, I find the dance of chiseling within the current of the wood’s grain much like the rhythm of painting.
The clay mask was a fun experimental piece I did while living in South Korea. A friend of mine who is a potter had helped build a wood fire kiln and this piece got a wonderful blast of flame. I was hoping to use some white horse hair, but used old twine instead.