Most of my work freezes an event or aspect from nature. It allows me and the viewer to touch an event or item that of itself is ephemeral. Small animals, birds, insects, leaves and flowers intrigue me. Their world is so different, colorful and endangered. I find that these influences shape my work.
My first pieces were actual vignettes of events I witnessed in my own garden. Since then I have moved out to explore leaves as containers and conveyors of food and other items. Further out I began experimenting with colored porcelains to evoke images of spirits rising from the clay surface much as mists take forms as they rise from the mountains.
Beginnings and endings are the only positives in our physical lives. In between we experience many things before we complete our circle. My work still has many places and forms to explore.