I have noted the following commandments/notes over my time sculpting:
Creativity is my spirituality
To create something, I must first become nothing.
My Art is seeded in my soul, held in my heart and then birthed through my hands.
Art helps me to find myself but I need to lose myself first.
If my Ego orders me to do a sculpture, it won’t be very good.
Clay is left dormant until the time is right.
I believe it is imperative that sculpture be touched in order to be fully understood. Sculptures need to be experienced not just looked at.
Nothing always leads to Something
My personal judgment of my art is none of my business.
When I feel paralysed…that painfully exquisite moment before any form, when everything is possible and so nothing is – I just move my hands.
No-thing, is something, just yet to be unformed.
When there is nothing in my head I know I’m ready to begin with the art of creating.
Sometimes getting out of my own way is my biggest obstacle to creating.
I need to be very courageous to allow myself the opportunity to make mistakes.
Courage to let go, is one of the hardest things I seldom know how to do.
If I am attached to the outcome then it is not a creation but a making.
The clay used in sculpture has already lived in many different forms. All those beings are still alive within it. It truly is a living being.
It feels as if an unseen force enters my soul – all I have to do is stay the hell out of it!
My Art - It is not of me but through me.
Sometimes I am blind until I close my eyes and see.
We understand most when we close our eyes to our mind and what we think we see.