The first inspiration for wanting to make figurative sculpture was as child having watched the wonderful Ray Harryhausen films, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts etc. The stop motion animation of figures of myth and legend was a captivating feast for any young imaginative child. When my father said that they were made from models, that was it. I was straight to drawing and plasticine model making was full on. Then I discovered artists and sculptors whose theme of choice was the figure.
From Michelangelo through to Rodin onto Germine Richier and Elisabeth Frink and all in between and after (still discovering). I am not only influenced by these great sculptors but also by the forces of nature, eg clouds, plants, sea, landscape etc. As well as books; fact and fiction, poetry, plays and films. I express all these influences through my use of the male figure.