The figurative pieces began to appear around nineteen eighty eight. I wanted to develop my work in new directions. Remaining in one area of development which has brought you success is too safe an approach for a sculptor. I have been particularly interested in developing a sense of figuration which is Australian in feel. To do this I have drawn on many sources including the Australian landscape, Australian Aboriginal Art, European figurative sculpture and my own drawing practice. The notion of hybridity in these forms attracts me – it also reflects the cultural forces, old and new, which shape this place.