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There is a vitality, a life force, an energy,

a quickening that is translated through

you into action. 

Because there is only one of you in all time,

this expression is unique.

Martha Graham


            Translating that vitality, that energy, into beautiful works of art that have never existed before is the central force that propels the development of my work.  The journey from first concept or idea to the realization of that idea in a final product is where I find joy and satisfaction.  Once the idea is begun the work takes on a life of its own.  I begin a dialog with the piece, each step suggesting the next often ending up far afield from my original concept.  It is this journey of discovery and surprise that I find so rewarding. 


            Much of the inspiration for my work comes from the natural world.  I have a great affinity for the Japanese aesthetic and the way they represent nature. 


            I believe our collective well-being requires a sense of harmony, grace and beauty.  I seek an emotional response to my work, that moment of recognition, when the object stirs a deep seated response in the viewer.  It is the moment when my energy, my life force, reaches out and touches someone else’s and unites us in our common humanity.  Only then is the creative journey complete.  For the creation of a beautiful object is not sufficient in itself.  It is when it communicates with another human being that it’s life force, its vitality, its energy is fully realized. 

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