She has captured the connection between them superbly, with whimsy and affection. The child stands displaying a temporarily captured butterfly, one hand cocked on her tutu-clad hip, a foot curled in expectation. Her faithful companion turns towards it, always interested. From a sitting position she swivels towards the hand holding the object, one fore paw bending beneath her. The eye contact reinforces the bond they have; Simpatico is beautifully rendered and aptly titled, full of comprehension and shared, unspoken communication.
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.