Early Figurative Works
My early works were dominated by the human figure. I had always enjoyed life drawing classes, and I found the human body more challenging than still-life drawings. I had expected that my sculpting would follow that interest, and I became inspired by the works of Henry Moore – not only because he worked primarily in wood, but also because of his abstract interpretation of the human form. I quickly encountered some limitations. Like a child who has to learn to color within the lines, sculpting the human figure within the limited three-dimensional space imposed by the wood block presents its own challenges, but sometimes produces a more interesting result.

Three Bird Figures   Cloven Hoof   Reclining Figure
Three Bird Figures Cloven Hoof Reclining Figure
Lignum Vitae & Loquat Twigs
1989
  Lignum Vitae
1989
  Bubinga
1989


The Philistine   The Warrior   Male Torso
The Philistine The Warrior Male Torso
Lignum Vitae
1989
  Purpleheart
1989
  Lignum Vitae
19889


Predator   Standing and Reclining Figures   Cubist Female Figure
Predator Standing & Reclining Figures Cubist Female Figure
Lignum Vitae
1988
  Gaboon Ebony
1988
  Claro Walnut
1987


La Dans   Mother and Child   Female Figure
La Dans Mother and Child Female Figure
Purpleheart
1987
  Myrtle Wood
1986
  Cocobolo
1985


Early Burd   Female Torso   Native American Woman
Early Burd Female Torso Native American Woman
Manzanita Burl
1984
  Gaboon Ebony
1984
  Black Locust
1979