During the creative process I am seeking the power of a moment. It is the emotion conveyed in the posture or face of one of my figures or spirit of a landscape that I am reaching for. I often refer to my wall sculptures as mindscapes or visual poetry. I work in layers. Building my surfaces, I add layers of textured paper clay, firing it, painting the surfaces and crevices with stains made from oxides, washes of underglaze and firing it again multiple times to achieve richness of color and depth. There is a dialogue that takes place during this process that keeps me interested. With each piece I discover something new and different. I draw from my experiences, emotions and passions in life.