My art is a response to human relationships. As a result, my major themes are love, love of human form, romance and passion. I constantly observe people. I am inspired by human movement and interaction. My observations of people give me daily inspirations for new pieces, and I am always working on at least five or six pieces at a time. The hardest part about sculpting is recognizing when a piece is done. You have to be able to walk away at the right time. Otherwise, you risk overworking the sculpture and losing its power and strength. Life is not always how it looks, but often how I sense it to be and instill it into my work. Through a combination of contemporary rounded surfaces, planes and angles, I impose a gentle emotion of two figures in relationship to one another. Just the slightest bending of heads, or angles of bodies toward each other can convey a tenderness or a relationship. The art is to sense the way people interact with each other and to be able to transmit this feeling from my mind to my hands, and finally, to a finished clay sculpture. The medium of clay best allows me to put myself and my emotions into the piece and feel the form coming to life.