"During the sculpting process the element of fire is my primary tool. This powerful force of creation provides me with a deep connection to nature and life itself. The observation of burning flames, sparks and galactic activity draws me to the extraordinary, almost celestial dimension of this work with its potential for fantasy and escape. The light, heat and the energy of fire permit me to give birth to an entirely new entity. Looking at the finished piece of art I can see it in its entirety; from its humble metal beginnings through the creative process and into new and diverse textures, forms and surfaces. Each sculpture gradually takes on a life of its own and, using me as it's tool, develops it's own personality."