My personal creative vision comes from experiencing nature. From Trees, Forest Fires, beaches, The Northern Lights, to Ecosystems and patterns found in nature all have inspired me to recreate the beauty and mystery of these experiences. I engage with the materials I use making sculpture to discover new solutions to express my ideas. This problem solving becomes a dance see as my creative process and how I bring creative vision into reality with sculptures.  My teaching philosophy includes sharing my creative process but doesn't insist that students make sculptures the way I do. I realize everyone will have a unique creative process derived from various personalities, backgrounds and inspirations.  After I take students through technical training, I suggest projects but also encourage everyone to find their personal expression. I celebrate and honor their diversity!