"When I carve and shape my work, I emphasize the sculpture's movement in negative space and it's interaction with the environment. This approach is inspired by an awareness of the natural world in the sculptural sense, an awareness of the inseparable interplay between positive and negative space. Like the black and white of the Yin & Yang symbol, we are inextricably bound to mother nature, parts of the same whole."
Alan moved to Cape Cod, MA in 1971 to live in closer contact with the natural environment. He early developed an appreciation for the marine mammals as important members of our shared destiny. His work reflects a growing awareness of this life in and around the seashore.
"We no longer see the environment and animals exclusively as resources to be exploited. We view animals like the marine mammals as our fellow living creatures, and the earth as our shared home. The comeback of the humpback and preservation of right whales, however slow, shows that we have begun to take in earnest our responsibilities as stewards of the planet."
Through his spiritual connection with the earth and all of its creatures, Alan strives in his art to encourage an earnest responsibility for the stewardship of our planet. He has shown at many galleries in New York and on Cape Cod since the 1970's.