Bronze endures and will be here when we are gone. My sculpture series, “Fallen Men” presents small bronze, human figures interacting with each other in simple open-ended gestures. Some of the pieces clearly read as “caring” poses, such as in “The Fireman’s Carry.” Other pieces question social norms that impose secrecy in matters of personal space and intimacy. “Shushing Man” may be protecting our secrets, or enforcing silence about them.
I am at home when carving with a simple knife in wax that will be cast at a foundry. It is a humble and direct process that carries over to the simple humanness of the figures and their universal, yet intimate, almost gentle gestures. It is this humanity that I hope will endure for as long as the bronze of which they are made will survive.