My work has developed and taken different directions over the past ten years, but was originally inspired by insects. In the same way that I see beauty in the intricate details of metal, I see the beauty in these tiny and delicate, but at the same time immensely strong and powerful creatures.
But recreating insects as a piece of sculpture I believe I give them the status and respect they deserve. Many people have told me that their eyes have been opened to the beauty of insects after seeing my sculptures, and that they no longer instinctively kill an insect when they see one. That is the best compliment my work could have.
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