Faces with eyes closed painted onto large egg-shaped forms began my investigation into both the internal landscape of self, and the hollow of the clay form.  The space inside a clay head is captivating - like a cave or a rabbit hole, a storage or hiding place, a secret garden.  

I like using symbols, visual metaphors that suggest a story.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of images gives meaning; sometimes an image brings its own connotations, like the monkey or the crow.  
While our internal landscape of thought and belief shapes the way we experience the world around us; reciprocally, our experiences color our internal world. The play between interior and exterior is where I find the richest potential, both philosophically, and with the physical clay form.