As a filmmaker I work with teams of people on written scripts that are then worked into storyboards (visual ideas that inform the shots of actors captured with cameras). This material is then re-worked again in the editing room. At every stage of the process we are trying to build ?characters? that stand, live, are credible, engaging and reveal fundamental human qualities. A story is about revealing a character.
As a sculptor I am thinking more and more in the same way, though my characters are seemingly static, they need to have a narrative to generate a sense of life and engage the viewer. A sculptor works alone so the processes appear less apparent however they remain the same; a sketch or thought (a script); collecting and capturing material/s (shoot); assembling them (edit); seeking a narrative, a struggle, a test of character, a story. I want the viewer to connect emotionally with my sculptures and then discover the other ideas within them.