The underlying exploration that runs through my work is an examination of how actions are influenced by personal experience and how those experiences can either enable or inhibit a desired outcome. For many years I worked exclusively in stone. Over the years I have branched into other media. What has became apparent, is that different materials are like divergent cultures, they communicate in distinct languages that lend themselves to express some things more clearly than others. In other words, a medium carries its own message that can either enhance an idea or detract from it. Although stone, remains my medium of choice, I now allow the concept of a work to determine what materials best express that particular idea.