2015 Participating Artists Profiles
I feel a reverence for the natural world, expressing this through the animals and natural forms that have come from my heart and hands over the years. Their form, their behavior, and character have fascinated me. In zoos, Lopez barns and fields, and wild areas of Tanzania and Kenya, I have observed, photographed, and sculpted. Recent works include elephants, giraffes, rhinos, a Galapagos tortoise, a Polish hen, Hampshire piglets, and warthogs, among others. Working in clay for over forty years, I continue to be drawn by its plastic, earthy ability to capture form and texture. It feels natural in my hands. Mixed media allows me to create from recycled materials, challenges my inventiveness, and enlarges the scale of my work. In art classes and open studio time, I love to work with young and old to explore their way with clay, sculpture, masks and other art forms.