What about picking your subjects — how does that come about?
I usually have to feel a connection. And even though I started off working with the male form, I want to work with all forms. The new series I'm working on is starting to look quite asexual. It's gender-neutral. I don't want to be pigeonholed into gay erotic sculptures. That's not what I'm doing.
I recently worked with a pregnant woman, and it was beautiful. She's a good friend and client of mine. It was amazing to be able to immortalise that moment of mother and child – that was really special.
Obviously, when you work with the body as a subject matter, there is always a certain element of body politics. Are you conscious of that and how you want the work to be perceived?
I just want everything to come across as being beautiful. Not beautiful just because they have a great body. I would love to work with all bodies; cancer survivors, amputees. I would love to tell their stories through sculpture.
Like I said, my process isn’t really conscious. I just knew I needed to create, so I invested in a shit-ton of canvases and they just sat there for months before I finally decided to play with them. I haven't stopped since.