As a landscaper and lover of growing things, I work in clay because it’s a natural extension of my passion for working in my gardens where I cultivate and makes things grow. Digging deep into the earth, into its core, and getting to the heart of things are the same feelings I experience when creating with clay.
I am engaged by the human form, not so much by its shape or dimension, but how it can reflect an inner spirit or essence in a very simple way. I love to create real and imaginary beings who reflect some positive human characteristic or quality, a reminder that humaneness, grace, and goodwill still exists in us all.
I have recently become inspired by my kundalini yoga practice and feel the need to express that inspiration through these ceramic Chakra Totems. I am also starting a series of large-scale Hindu gods and goddesses.