My sculpture is simply an artful way of drawing upon my life experience and commenting on some aspect of the human condition that is universal and timeless. I have travelled widely in the Americas, Europe, Middle and Far East, and the Pacific Islands. While I have found that all the traditional cultures I visited have their own unique ways of expressing themselves, what they have in common interests me as much as their uniqueness. For example, the forms of humor found in Burmese street theater are the same as in Balinese temple skits and the antics of Hopi clowns.
The Hopi kachinas first attracted me to the Southwestern USA. Sitting on the roof of a house in the village of Old Oraibi with two captured golden eagles, watching a ceremony that has been taking place since before Columbus set foot in the New World, is an unforgettable experience.
So now I have settled in Santa Fe, enjoying the convivial art scene, rich cultural traditions, and the vast austere natural beauty of the area. From my studio I have a long view: cumulus clouds receding in the distance across the tops of the ponderosa pines leading up the the mountains. From all of this I get my inspiration, but credit also goes to "the tenth muse," Juana Ines de la Cruz, who lived in Mexico City in the late seventeeth century when Sante Fe was a province of New Spain. She was a poet, artist, playright, musician, scholar and feminist. Her spirit lives still in Santa Fe.