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“I make human and animal forms with a psychological stance, using form, surface, color and facial expression to investigate the imaginal realm of dreams, fantasies and feeling states. Art and dream worlds are interconnected. Both invite the unconscious to become conscious; both rely on a language of symbols open to interpretation, both contain clues about psychological patterns. The receptivity of clay invites this kind of inner exploration and is the perfect medium to explore the human longing for symbolic understanding and personal regeneration. Most often I build usinggritty, sculpture clay, adding color with layered oxides, underglazes and glazes, and fire to midrange temperature.”