Figurative Sculpture

I consider figurative work to be the foundation of all of my sculpture. Some of the Works below are from the ’90’s and some from the past five years. As you can see, I do not create literal figures but rather all of the figurative works are from an emotive source in me. I tend to work quite quickly on each figure in a gutteral intensely physical process. No drawings just go. Afraid I have to use the ‘uncarved block’ term of art, as I do indeed start with a 25 pound block of material or less and with a reductive process feeling the next move and letting the form come to me. Through the process there will be taking away and adding back of the material until that moment, that whisper that tells me to walk away; it is done. The coming to me is quite the miraculous part of the experience, and I would say is perhaps one of the primary reasons I am a sculptor; the simple fact that whatever the final form I experience in each case this extraordinary intuitive process. That said there is, absolutely, a conceptual framework or communication that I am seeking with each work or a complete body of work. These works are purposefully quite raw with the intention of translating my psychological and physical experience with each work to an engaging provocative experience for the viewer. I would like the viewer, as well, to feel a sense of timelessness in experiencing each Piece; almost to the extent of of feeling these may be found objects from time eternal. As you see, none of these works have dates of creation.

No. 1/13


15 3/4"H x 8 1/2"W x 7 1/2"D

Anagama Fired Molochite Porcelain

No. 2/13


6 1/4"H x 5"W x 6"D

Molochite Porcelain, Anagama


No. 3/13


14 1/2"H x 6 1/2"W x 61/2"D

Molochite Porcelain, Glazed

No. 4/13

Mais Quoi?

6 1/4"H x 5"W x 6"D

Molochite Porcelain, Anagama

No. 5/13

My Secret

30"H x 10 1/2"W x 11 1/2"D

Proprietary Stoneware, Toshiko Glaze

No. 6/13

Mais Pourquoi?

7 3/8"H x 4"W x 3 1/2"D

Toshiko Stoneware, Glaze

No. 7/13


17"H x 7"W x 6"D

Proprietary Stoneware, Anagama

No. 8/13


11 3/4" H x 7 1/2"W x 7 1/2"D

Proprietary Stoneware, Anagama

No. 9/13


10 1/4"H x 6 1/4"W x 4 3/4"D

Toshiko Stoneware, Patina

No. 10/13

Madama Butterfly

8 1/2"H x 4 1/2"D x 6 1/2"D

Molochite Porcelain, Anagama

No. 11/13


11 3/4"H x 8 1/4"W x 7 1/2"D

Proprietary Stoneware, Anagama

No. 12/13

Je Regrete

22.75"H x 14.25"W x 13.25"D

Toshiko Stoneware, Sprayed Acrylic

No. 13/13

Je me prosterne

6 1/2"H x 6"W x 6 1/2"D

Toshiko Stoneware, Patina