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Artist Statement

I am a self-taught sculptor who began in 2002. I learned the traditional craft of stone carving by working among the artigiani in Pietrasanta, Italy.

Some of the oldest known works of representational art are carved out of stone. Stone sculpture was perfected through the ages by the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the famed sculptors of the Italian Renaissance. How to work with this most ancient matter, and while honoring its noble tradition also express something powerful in a completely new and authentic way? This challenge is what pushes me.

I am driven to give life to stone, an impossibly static material, and to portray the eternal and ephemeral emotions that both bind us together and drive us apart. Using this timeless substance I strive to tell the enduring stories of human interaction and feelings: of conflict and anger, of desire and fear.

Most importantly, I want to capture the moment of greatest tension in each story. I find that by reducing the composition to only the most expressive gestures of a scene, I am able to better highlight the emotional intensity at that climactic point in time. Often the resulting sculpture includes fragments of the figure. Other times, it is something more abstract.

Regardless of the narrative that I am trying to convey, I find that people invariably bring their own story to my pieces. These personal and heartfelt reactions add unexpected richness and meaning to my work.

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Art Ltd. MagazineDewitt Chang Review
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Exhibitions

“Blood, Stone & Mirrors,” The McLoughlin Gallery, 49 Geary St.San Francisco, California (May 5, 2016 – June 19, 2016)
ArtHamptonsBridgehampton, New York (July 2 - July 5, 2015)
Casa di Dante MuseumFlorence, Italy (February 21 - March 19, 2015)
Biennale Internazionale d' Arte di PalermoSant' Elia Palace, Palermo, Sicily (January 11 - January 25, 2015)
La Grande Exposition UniverselleEiffel Tower, Paris, France (October 23, 2014)
2D - 3D Works, LH Horton Jr. GalleryJuror: René de Guzman, Senior Curator, Oakland Museum of CaliforniaStockton, California (October 10 - November 7, 2013)
City of Santa Clara Biennial Indoor Sculpture ExhibitionSanta Clara, California (September 28, 2013 - February 28, 2014)
Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center Houston, Texas (September 18 - September 21, 2013)
California State Fair 2013, California Fine Art CompetitionAward of Merit and Special Valley Sculpture Artists AwardSacramento, California (July 12 - July 28, 2013)
SCOPE New York 2013, Skylight at Moynihan StationNew York City, New York (March 6 - March 10, 2013)
LA Art Show 2013, LA Convention CenterLos Angeles, California (January 23 - February 19, 2013)
“Conjoined 3: The Final Chapter,” Copro Gallery, Bergamont StationSanta Monica, California (January 19 - February 9, 2013)
“Eterno,” The McLoughlin Gallery, 49 Geary StreetSan Francisco, California (December 6, 2012 – January 19, 2013)
Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant CenterHouston, Texas (September 13 - September 16, 2012)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art2012 SECA Award Nominee
Awarded "Best of Show - Gallery Award"Visual Poetry Exhibition, LH Horton Jr. GalleryJuror: Chandra Cerrito, Director, Chandra Cerrito ContemporaryStockton, California (October 4 - November 1, 2012)
2012 Annual Juried Art CompetitionJuror: Manuela Well-Off-Man, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American ArtSouth Arkansas Art Center (July 6 - 31, 2012)
San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Fort Mason CenterSan Francisco, California (May 17 - May 20, 2012)
BURST Project Art Fair, Art Deco CenterMiami Beach, Florida (November 30 - December 5, 2011)
San Luis Obispo Museum of ArtCalifornia Sculpture SLAM Exhibition - Juried by Charles ArnoldiSan Luis Obispo, California (August 12 - September 30, 2011)
San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Fort Mason CenterSan Francisco, California (May 20 - May 22, 2011)
“No Fooling, We Mean It!” The McLoughlin Gallery, 49 Geary StreetSan Francisco, California (April 1 - May 23, 2011)
City of Santa Clara Biennial Indoor Sculpture ExhibitionSanta Clara, California (April 21 - September 21, 2007)