When I set out to create my first series of sculptures, it felt natural for the spiral to be the main theme, as it is an underlying principle of the universe and all life. The spiral symbolizes a growing outward from a center, an evolution of form and complexity from formlessness. Form itself being a property of movement, as there are no "things", only motion. And it is the interplay of movement, both outward and inward that gives the illusion of materiality. The inward return of the spiral is as important as its outward projection. The exchange of these two at every level of creation informs and helps shape the other through interference and resonance. The combination of the two opposing forces is best illustrated by the Tai-Chi. The light ever spiraling into the dark and vice-versa. Each holding the seed that creates and destroys the other.
The creation of art mirrors the spiral of nature. An idea forms and moves outward to manifestation. Each step in the process reflects back upon itself, coalescing information, building resonance and helping the idea evolve further. With this in mind, the Spiral Series is an evolution of process, technique, materials and design. In the making of them, I kept in mind the underlying theme, while allowing myself the freedom to explore and develop each subsequent sculpture.