My work is about culture, influences, ideas and the demands of particular commissions. I love stone and the process of carving. Carving represents the hard grind of everyday living; the step by step approach, where, at first nothing seems to happen , then suddenly there is form and fulfilment. I work by hand and carving is a slow process. One needs strength and stamina but not brute force, for it is a delicate process. One has to yield to the stone and the stone yields to one.