Art for me started in childhood. Art is my main mode of communication. It is like having a romance with a medium and the medium becoming the message. In my work I combine things from nature; wood, metal and clay. I like to take an item from nature and let natural design elements dictate the shape of the piece. I strive for three principles in my work, all being of equal importance. These principles include craftsmanship, design, and spirit. The foundation of art is craftsmanship. Without craftsmanship, a work of art could not stand on its own no matter how good the design. A work of art should possess a spirit which comes from within oneself, an intuitive magical feeling about nature and the people I meet.