Making art is joyful.
An artist makes art out of the materials available. The nature of the materials influences or even elicits the creation. I enjoy seeing the materials from which the art originates; the stone, the paint, the paper, the wire. I am a direct carver, often starting a piece without knowing what the subject will be or changing the subject after starting. If a piece of stone breaks off unintentionally or a painting subject moves, the artwork may need to change midway. I try to take the unexpected as an exciting challenge and continue the work with grace. I hope to bring joy to viewers with beautiful shapes and brilliant color.