One of the 44 animal habitat sculptures created for an expansion at a children’s hospital in California with a focus on endangered species from shoreline to the mountains of California. “I love the challenge of depicting the correct anatomical details of these endangered animals in my unique style by giving them human characteristics that bring them to life in an engaging, playful manner.”
My inspirations are from myths and cultural symbols repeated throughout history connecting disparate people. The South’s rich cultural history mixed with my enthusiastic pursuit of cultural mythology- especially Native American creation myths- has given me endless inspiration for my animal sculptures wrapped in mythical themes. I’ve been lucky to be born in an era of global communication and to have the opportunity to travel the world. My style reflects my belief that life needs to be celebrated with whimsy and attitude. I use the flow of lines and surface patterns to create positive and negative spaces in my sculpture. This creates movement and balance between the parts. Everything has serious and whimsical dimensions. I look for the underlying joy in the world to express in my sculpture.