"The artist's object is to make things not as Nature makes them, but as She would make them"
Many of my pieces are birds and animals. What attracts me to a subject is the shape. As I draw it repeatedly I begin to think how it could be made; I begin to feel the shape in my hands. Drawings often turn into construction diagrams.
What I like to do is to take away detail - until there is only what is essential in order to identify the shape, and I play with how much a feature can be exaggerated to make the animal more characteristically 'itself'.
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