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Undergirding an artist's work is a philosophy. This is the invisible framework of principles that are as important as bones and muscle are for the body. As it is possible to live a life without guiding principles, it is possible to do sculpture, paintings, etc. with no vision, but will the work have soul or will it be a design? Is it work done by artist or artisan? Craft is a part of art but it is not the heart of it. Art is not a replica of life but an interpretation of it.

I believe it is my task as an artist to find first what is within myself, then within the medium I am using, releasing a vision of life so that others may also see.

In modern society, many are unsure of their role. Reminded constantly of the differences between us--male-female, young-old, pretty-ugly, rich-poor --we can forget that besides flesh, there are fundamental needs we all have in common. In terms of well being, emotional and spiritual needs are as important as physical.

Sculptures can serve as bridges to elemental places within ourselves, paths to feelings from which too often we have become estranged.

Emotional, spiritual and physical truths are not particular to any one people or religious group. I believe many of us are the road to God even though our paths may seem very different.

An artist is their work. Not perhaps literally in one sense but in another yes, that is how it is. Everything I create comes from within me somewhere. Whether it consciously or unconsciously happens. When you look at a body of work by any particular artist, you will see them. Not so much their physical body but their soul, the way their mind thinks, what they believe is important.

My goal for my work is that it reflect emotion, beauty, truth, and grace. I hope for those who look at it to be stirred to feel these element s within themselves.