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I would describe my work as mixed media figurative sculpture that is narrative and expressive. The works are often colorful and exuberant too, and address contemporary concerns such as personal power, sexual politics, loss and fear. The figures that show up in my work often surprise me. They seem to spring from my imagination and I find myself asking: Who are you? Yet when I really think about them I discover they feel either like people I know or have heard about or are characters I’ve subconsciously invented to symbolize an idea or emotion I am trying to express. Either way I am using the human figure, often alongside allusions to art history, mythology or my own personal history, to explore elements of our humanity. I use clay, wax, pigments and other mixed media such as wood, and found objects in my sculptural work, Materials that are texturally rich and expressive help me communicate my feelings about my subjects.