"His art is original in its capacity for synthesising and taking in a rich mental universe, and in its power of
imagining and giving artistic expression to fundamental human values in an elevated manner, free of
rethorical and gratuitous gestures."
"He remains faithful to the classical materials, wood and stone, but this does not make him a
traditionalist, since his language is totally modern, refinement and technical accuracy being the means of
expression and not its ends"
"Batter my heart, three-personed God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine,and seek to mend.
That I may rise and stand, o'ethrow me, and bend
Your force to breake, blow, burn and make me new."
..."Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me."