As much as I love bringing someone else’s vision into bronze reality and exceeding their expectations, whenever I’m doing commissions, I’m always thinking, “If I had my own way, what would I sculpt?”
I love to sculpt people, and my favourite people to sculpt are the elderly, with their character and wisdom. I rarely get the opportunity to sculpt more than one figure, but I am always on the lookout for it because it’s a lot of fun for me to plan how they will interact subtly with each other while also looking available to interact with passers-by.
A sculpture on a bench cannot turn you away; it extends an invitation to all who walk by to stop, take a load off, and enjoy a few moments with them. I have received many notes from people telling me of how they have visited one of my publicly commissioned bench sculptures, viewing them as a friend during a hard time. Some place fresh flowers in a sculpture’s hands every day. They have met them as if meeting a friend and poured out their hearts to someone who would never say the wrong thing, betray, or grow weary of listening; my bench sculptures have been a safe confidant to many!
International Bronze Sculptor