ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My conviction is that even the smallest creature in nature has an inner beauty during all stages of life – birth through death.  It makes me aware that our tie to the natural world is both fragile and complex. 

I observe the life around me to understand its relationship to its environment.  The wind blows leaves to make them shimmer or allow the shadows to dance.  The sun glistens on the water.   The ocean nurtures and shapes the shells that it gifts to the shore. 

I am inspired by the elegant forms that nature presents.  I incorporate that concept into my work through the use of metal, glass beads and the shadows they create.