Drawing is for me, primary. The act is a personal dialogue with an idea or the first response to my environment. I have memories of drawings that I made but no memory of the thing I was drawing, I have sketchbooks filled with bits and gestures, pages upon pages of particles, elements, and unformed ideas.
I trust drawings. They are the part of what I do, a part that I never think of as work, they are just part of the flow. But the act of drawings has informed and shaped how I think about sculpture and of space. From drawing I became fascinated with gesture; first the human gesture connected to the body - the hand and arm drawing a sweeping line in space - our shared human gestures. Later the gesture of nature; the shape of a branch, the meander of the river, the sagging bulge of a drop of water, and the lines of the human body.