|Tulsa Studio Tour Artist Andrew Storie in his studio|
|Sculpture by Andrew Storie|
His interest in craft and presentation, combined with his tendency towards functional objects, leads his sculptures to have a quality of play and interactivity. "I find a great deal of interest in playing and I encourage people to play with the “toys” I make", he says.
His wood-hewn masks evoke an eastern aesthetic, sometimes investigating Japanese mythology; while his sculptures seem to recall an era gone by, when toys were hand-built by artisans. He enjoys involving viewers through interaction, granting them a vehicle to create alongside him. "In a way it allows me to play with all the other kids," says Storie.