To breathe life into a statue was the principal aim of much Classical Greek art. Today, some sculptors have the same goal.
This concept of imitation of nature in art, intended to deceive the senses, was invented by the Greeks and is still current in the modern world. Via the proces of deception, an image lures the mind away from the idea behind its conception.
In my works, I try to call up the spirit of the antiques. Not to copy them, but to tell about the greatness of the past, shape the greatness of their philosophical thought behind the "body", all in thought of Plato and his mimesis theory.
From the very beginning, I was attracted to the luminescence of marble. The crushing of the stone under the hammer. The sensuality of the surface, like a skin; stretched out; but translucent, luminous, glowing.