Observation and analysis are my obsession. Nature is my respite. My art often references and is informed by primitive facets of form and content. I combine natural materials with abstract interpretations of plant life, aquatic life, animal life, the earth underfoot and scientific principles and theory, as a metaphor for personal experiences and insights into time, origins, relationships, sexuality, femininity, maturity and reproduction. I work primarily in clay, metal and natural materials obtained or grown by me. My pieces are part commentary and part catharsis of relationships in life – human, spiritual, environmental (exterior and interior), how they shaped us and how we continue to evolve within those perimeters.