My whole life is a journey, and an exploration of inner-self. A search for meaning and realism. For beauty and redemption. For community and self-connection with something larger, lasting, and more meaningful. It has to come from my soul, my heart, and my spirit. It cannot be the opposite. My connection to my materials are both profound, at times almost religious. To create works that say that there is some form of communion. That the world is beautiful. That humanity is part of the larger world. That the concerns are part, but not separate from the force that connects us. That is creation.