When not sitting, standing or resting, movement animates humans. In sculpture this liveliness has traditionally been expressed in the gait of a walking figure. And it continues to be a powerful image for me. In life we move restlessly towards a destination that might afford us more repose. I associate the life force with the walking figure and find it endlessly expressive.
I made a procession of walking figures as the war in Iraq approached in 2002 meditating on an outcome whose only certainty would be that, many would suffer. I titled that work ‘The Endless Column’ wanting to associate it with the continuum of human experience in moving forward.