My approach to designing for historical sites is to create work that blends seamlessly with the established aesthetic. I borrow forms and proportions from the site and pay homage to them in my design. My historical figures are often portrayed incorporating the artistic style of the time in which each lived, but are portrayed in a way that is thoroughly modern.
My site-specific work tries to address three essential aspects of design:
- The needs of the community—how the sculpture can best serve the client and community by inspiring, reflecting its values and traditions, and giving voice to public sentiment
- The needs of the location—how the sculpture must function to harmonize with and enhance the setting, i.e. scale, sightlines, approaches, and the historical significance of the site
- The needs of the sculpture—how the design can be most faithful to the subjects depicted and be the most compelling as a work of art