I love the evolutionary transformation --- through hammering, persuasion, and struggle --- from a flat sheet of metal toward an object of unity and fluidity. I enjoy the paradox that "soft" and fluid-looking metal may have required extreme force and skill to be produced.
The forms in my work have their roots in my gardens, and meanderings through the woods and along the water's edge. The allusions are ambiguous so that each viewer may relate differently, as perceptions are filtered through personal set of memories and experiences.
Each piece is intended to be used and contemplated for a moment's respite from the hectic world.