I view my work as a portrayal of the energies present in nature and my figures are representations of that energy, embodied in modern man. By using the natural forces of rock, I attempt to awaken those ancient earth senses that we slowly abandoned over the course of civilization's evolution through time…re-appropriating the bone structure of the earth to bring home a message about our fundamental nature. I create a figure with no particular 'message' in mind-a blank slate, both literally and figuratively-and ask the viewer to read his or her own meaning into the piece. Each piece simply occupies a defined space, leaving the rest up to you. I believe the work becomes more powerful for that reason.