‘As humans, we have an innate ability to read the subtleties of expression in each other’s faces, and also the movements of our bodies. This makes the figure such a fit subject in art for the carrying of ideas, because we can read it as a language.
Unlike our bodies which signal most communication forwards, a successful three-dimensional artwork must repay viewing from all angles. By having further images around the back, a work can surprise, add a sequence to a narrative, and reward the investigation of the viewer.
Pieces of sculpture exist in our space, and are part of the spectrum of objects in our lives. The artwork can have a functional as well as a decorative role. As architecture aspires to sculptural form while functioning as shelter, so sculpture can be a usable domestic object as well as being decorative.’