Creating art from earth has power in and of itself. Taking a ball of clay and transforming it into something that could be both beautiful and evocative is magical to me. The clay has the tactile working qualities like no other material, offering limitless possibilities aesthetically and technically. The hope for me is to bring some level of the connection I have with the work to someone else. Often times, that experience is totally independent of my own and usually provides new perspectives that I may never have imagined.