You say you are “fueled by adventure both inside and outside the studio.” How do your outdoor adventures, from ice climbing to shipwrecks, find expression in your art?
The same combination of curiosity, tenacity, and gumption give me the fortitude to push boundaries, scare myself, take chances, laser my focus, enhance adaptability and develop intuition in both my studio work and adventures.
Is it true that you once sculpted in chocolate?
Yes! I have dipped into “Willy Wonka Land” more than once while completing large-scale sculptures for Nestlé out of chocolate (yum).
As a magazine, we would like to know more about your storytelling. How do you see this as an art form?
I create a vivid unforgettable scene, paint with words, and weave emotion like stitches to connect the audience and myself. I am candid about my feelings of fear and joy, darkness and light, conflict and comfort, success and failure. I strive to plant a seed of inspiration, open a heart or help confirm our humanity — such is art.