I have been exploring the concept of the totem-like structure as part of a group of outdoor sculptures, which have become my "Totemic Series" over the past several years. One common feature of all these works is that of combining an organic mass with a geometric form. Another aspect common to all the works is the combination of different materials, i.e. steel with stone, wood with metal, and the use of bronze and copper with aluminum. The result is a contrast in color as well as surface and texture of the finished pieces. This hopefully represents a part of our everyday life which is the combining of both refined and abstract shapes, forms and ideas.