My initial attraction to funnels was that they embody both male and female characteristics. My work prior to this time had been figurative, usually intimate in nature, sometimes erotic. I incorporated these traits into the works by anthropomorphizing the Funnels.
Some of the Funnels examine the nature of flow, with particular regards to the body and its fluids.
Transitional states and moments of change have always intrigued me. The charged nature of these events or states of mind generate excitement and anxiety. The funnel serves as a metaphor for transition. You cannot be stationary in a funnel. Its entire purpose is to act as a link in the midst of change. And in doing so, it serves as both guide and witness to the resulting transformation.