As an artist, my work is influenced by qualities observed in nature. The act of art making involves an innate spirituality that enables me to address the cycle of life and death. Various formal elements are crucial to my vision. Light and shadow have metaphorical qualities and define space. The repetitions of curvilinear forms intend to create a lively visual field that evokes life energy. The bone-like objects reference fossils and the strata of the life cycle. In my artwork, traces of a history are evident, but the subtler details of a forgotten past entice discovery.