Paul Braun used a traveling scholarship to study in detail the megalithic structures in Ireland, England, and other European countries. Stonehenge, New Grange, Knowth, and the many other mysterious stone formations have had the most influence on his work. His admiration of the artists of centuries ago is apparent in the stone sculptures he creates. I feel sculpture is about creating form in which the artist exhibits control, balance, and mystery. No matter what medium is used, these elements should be communicated. My inspiration from ancient constructions and mystical carvings has guided me to develop a body of work, which combines age-old concepts with contemporary forms. ~ P. B.