These works are based on a representation of natural forms -- pods, seeds or other small natural objects easily found but often over looked. To find these objects, one must slow down, stop and look around. This process is a part of my character as I find it easy to explore these often over-looked worlds. Although the work is derived from natural forms, it is not intended to be representational. Rather, these pieces are built to create a feeling -- the same feeling that effects me when I discover these forms.
Pods and seeds can be used as a metaphor for regeneration, birth or creation. For me, these forms create a dream world, an alternate universe where my eyes can be closed and images appear. These images are then translated into works of art using glass, metal and pigments. These forms convey a sense of opening or exposure just like some natural-life forms that open during the day and close at night. This work captures the lush sensuality of these natural forms -- spread to their fullest and bashful stages of closure in-between.