The figure in “The Leap” captures, in a fixed image, the ideal position of a body leaping through space. Sustained by steel cables, in an action held by an endless gaze, in a space that is protected? boxed in? preventing the leap? The space – a transparent shipping crate? – from which the material emanates frailty, turns into a double meaning about the image themed by the piece.
The principal theme of my work is the human figure in movement. I am interested in the magical moment between stability and instability, movement frozen between security, equilibrium, and tension. Often figures are caught in an instant of movement, demonstrating the tension shortly before a fall. The seated figures represent a concentrated and contemplative moment. They draw the viewer into the state of being absolutely in the present, here and now.
The color alludes to the elements of water and air.