Through my inquiry into the works of Brancusi and the German ceramist Hans Coper, I became interested in the ancient figurative sculpture of the Cycladic period. I soon realised the importance of this work in relation to my own. The Cycladic sculptors had a very clear understanding of essential qualities, such as evoking a sense of recognition and emotion in the viewer, that are important when representing the human form. The Cycladic sculptors incorporated in their work a minimal and stylised human form. A more significant quality however, is a recognition with the human spirit. I have been using this as my starting point for a number of years now. The following images explore my own person journey into Cycladic figurative sculpture, Minimalisim and how I have reinterpreted my findings in my own art work.