Art is a constant – it never leaves my mind. I don’t think about creativity as much as I always feel its presence blooming and developing into something new.
I create horse sculptures because I’ve interacted with horses all of my life, so I understand the horse and feel a comfort working with its image. The horse is a kindred spirit. Horses are creatures that will do anything in the world for us as long as we ask in the right way.
Heart and soul, they always amaze me. The horse is a reflection of our actions. They are pure and don’t lie. They tell us when we are doing something right and when we aren’t. The process of creating each sculpture has the same truth.
Building a sculpture is a whirlwind courtship. I’m drawn into the piece and it consumes me. When the steel I’m working with is red hot I can feel and see the particles and molecules of the hot steel in motion running like a river or an ocean. It’s not easy to put life and motion into steel – when I've given the piece a sense of motion, I’ve completed my desire to bring the sculpture to life.