natural world is amazing. The intricate design and detail of nature's
seed pods, the nurturing place of development for various plants,
forms the inspiration for this segment of my work. My seed pods come
out of an insatiable
curiosity to understand the unique forms of these capsules of life.
Whether I'm studying the skeleton of a dry leaf, a sea shell that
has tumbled for miles through the ocean, or a milk weed pod that has
long since sent her offspring to the wind, the inspiration provided
by the natural world is the spring board from which I sculpt my creations.
It is with intense focus that these wonderful natural forms are recreated
in clay. Only then am I able to tap into their true essence, and earn
a better understanding of their structure, patterns of growth, and
movement through time. It is my hope that this work will help you
appreciate not only these small treasures of the natural world, but
all the beauty that surrounds us in nature.