"Art has been an obsession of mine since I was a little girl. It represents a part of me that I have a hard time placing into words therefore I create. It is intuitive and reactionary process. Often I have a loose image of what I want to create, but allow for freedom to respond to materials and form in the production of the work. I use human beings, flora and fauna because it is a direct way to illustrate emotions. I use clay because it is a direct way to work with form, volume and surface."