"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his owns nature into his pictures." --Henry Ward Beecher
My art making is expressed on two levels: the act of creating and creation itself.
Stepping into the studio is like listening to a trickling stream. It brings a calming, relaxing sensation to my mind, body and soul. Waking up every day knowing I have a passion, something that brings joy to my life, is an empowering feeling. Every day I try to incorporate my vision of beauty into works of art. I feel I am accomplishing my vision.
The creative process of making art, particularly sculpture, comes naturally to me. The sculptures I create come from within my soul. They reflect my essence, my being. Emotion, movement, space and graceful lines are the important elements I put into my sculptures. I enter into the creative process with a specific idea but end with a different, even better piece of work that allows me to push the limits of clay. At times the making of my work can be a physical challenge,but it is the challenge that I look forward to overcoming. It is also something in which I take immense pleasure....