As we engage the world around us, there are moments that will test our character. I look to capture that honest response where our true personality comes to surface. To be able to get this response, I surround this figure in a scene that makes them respond in a specific way. The scene pressures the personality encapsulate the person in this moment in time. This subsequently reveals what is at the core of that person. I break down their psychology to project an honest response to the scene. Just as an actor would dissolve the nuances of a character, I will give cause to this response. This gives each character I make an individual piece of my soul.
Within my projects, I push myself to expand my reaches of the human form. When I make my figures, I look at the diverse range the world offers and reflect that in my work. Within that comprehension, I am able to project the layers of their innermost self. I use subtle indifferences to the pose, the face and the clothes to reinforce a response or to push the demeanor in a unique direction. By understanding the character’s position, physically and mentally, the pose can drape a mood onto the piece and provokes a conversation with the figure within it. This is when the personality can come to the surface and react to the scene. I will look at the scene as a whole, and play the character’s natural reaction. I will stop the action at the climax of the moment or one that reflects his or her personality correctly. After the reaction is set, I can go back and add elements that make the viewer ask why this person is doing what they are doing. This can give further reason to the action or just add to the informal nature of the scene. My figures are a reflection of everyday people that are burdened by the weight the world gives them.