As a musician I've learned that a performer responds to the unique energy of a particular time and place. By interacting with material and a thought or emotion I incorporate spontaneity and improvisation into my creative process.
I approach sculpting like a jazz musician at an impromtu jam session -- after years of rehearsal I jump in and let the work develop.
When considering a new work I search for material that may best express a feeling or idea. I respond to the environment that surrounds me, trying to frame a current event or history and how it plays on the human condition. For example my series, A Long Walk Too....., which includes "In Case You Weren't Paying Attention" and "What About The Children".