These sculptures were originally inspired by pre-colombian clay figures and ancient Japanese Haniwa sculptures. The small openings of the eyes or mouth in these hollow forms reveal a seemingly vast empty interior space. Being a musician, this powerful energy seems to me to be musical in nature. Many of my figures therefore end up as musicians, but even if they are not singing or playing an instrument, they are radiating their quiet joy and wonder into the world. Many of these sculptures are coil-built, which involves slowly adding ropes of clay from the bottom of the form to the top. Others are carved from a solid piece of clay, and hollowed afterwards.