I have been carving stone since 1998 and I have worked with marble, limestone, alabaster, opalstone, cobalt, serpentine, butter jade, granite, limestone, wonderstone, leopard stone and sandstone. Having always been an art collector, I have a special interest in sculpture; however, I do not carve in the ‘traditional’ native style. In fact, I was not aware of my connection to Mi’kmaq First Nations until I was in my fifties… Time and work constraints limited my ability to pursue an interest in sculpture until relatively late in my life.
My abstract works often evolve during the carving of a stone and I prefer that people viewing them naturally form their own opinions as to what I am trying to accomplish with each piece. Many people tell me they see different things in my works and this is exactly what I want to occur. I am particularly interested in the interactions of positive and negative space.