I am constantly inspired by everything around me, and bring that to my work. I am fueled by developing new knowledge of anatomy and the human form. As a primarily figurative artist I believe the study of anatomy, gesture, and proportion from the live model to be an essential skill that takes a lifetime to master. I feel that only through mastering these techniques an artist can move past simply copying the model and truly bring out the subtle emotion that is essential to figurative sculpture. I love expanding that knowledge from sculpture to sculpture while striving to achieve classical beauty in my work. I teach multiple figurative sculpture classes and workshops internationally--- as a teacher, I gain new insight by feeding off the energy of my students, in a way making me a permanent student of sculpture. My work is in constant motion; with every piece I create, I bring my current inspirations to the table, allowing space for the fluid transitions of life that shift my perception and ultimately my art. I plan to spend the rest of my life as a student of the human figure and my inspirations whether in sculpture, drawing, or painting.