Although his working methods encompass those of carpenter, woodsman/forester, sometimes excavator/archaeologist (as seen in Pyramids and Catapults) and he discovers sculptural units within nature, he is first and foremost a sculptor – exploring and creating forms in space. Trees have been his main source of inspiration and material, and he has often said they are 90% space. His most powerful work is in response to new environments; to new challenges presented by natural forces.
Direct experience is an important ingredient in all his work including the development of his sparkling and informative draughtsmanship. His drawings are often made with materials from the site where the drawings took place – earth, leaves or grass, sometimes charcoal from a fire. ‘They are not preliminary drawings for sculpture or projects but a way of relating to the source of the material and space/use for making sculpture.’ (Welsh Arts Council)