Clay inspires me, fascinates me and is an unending source of inspiration. Working with clay evokes a deeply rooted response through the actions of bending it, folding it, smoothing it, making marks in it. The often repetitive figures and torsos I make develop minute variations leading to themes and sub-themes as I explore woman, myself, and the human condition. Women are strong, rooted, connected to the earth, the tree of life, earth mother and mother earth. I work with clay knowing that man was made of clay. Clay is the basic building block of life.