The sculpture in the first image is named: The Goddesses. It is made of mahogany, is eight-feet tall and is my largest sculpture to-date. The younger goddess, as seen in the second image, carries wisdom beyond her years. This is why she has the snake in her crown. As a symbol, the snake imparts wisdom to those he guides and to each the wisdom differs. It could be the wisdom of the spirit world or the physical world. The elder goddess is a protector and a teacher of the younger one.
Carving takes me to another world, a world not seen, and a world of fantasy. This world inspires me to celebrate something higher than my physical self. Through carving, I am the writer, the actor, and the musician, using the precision of chisels, the movement of my body, and the music of the wood. Out of these languages emerges a story for all to know. The story is the very sacredness of our physical and spiritual life. The story, the sculpture, is only a guide and a moment in life’s journey. The journey is a puzzle but our stories guide us in understanding the journey.