My sculpted forms are carved out of the crown shaft of the Royal Palm tree – a piece of nature. The process is a spiritual and intuitive one ; I begin by examining the material, I connect with it, I listen to my inner voice…It is about seeing beyond what is there, giving room to my intuition. I then draw upon my vision. At this point, the challenge for me is to give this primitive forms humanist content.
"I first considered the artistic possibilities of gourd/calabash while working on an installation inspired by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The unique organic quality of this new 3D canvas allowed me to create something that added an entirely new dimension to my fine art."