Sculptor in Timber
“I’ve been an avid woodworker since my teens making furniture and carving. As a new migrant to Australia some 35 years ago, one of my first impressions was the beauty of its trees and majestic redgums. In the past many of these trees were used for railway sleepers and heavy construction but now these sustainable woods are being used more and more in furniture. I enjoy the challenge working with such tricky but beautiful woods with their temperamental grains and unpredictable gum veins.
I have published a couple of articles in ‘The Australian Woodworker’ and ‘Woodcarving’ and over the years transitioned from furniture to concentrate more on sculpting.
Currently I’m in a retro phase being influenced by Brancusi, Hepworth and the constructivists.
Another influence is my science background with some of the abstracts being based on the polygons of cyclic molecules. I also name torsos with the Greek letters used in science.”