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At some point I decided that I could derive the subject matter for my work from the full range of my personal experience. Much like a poet might write poems about love, work, family, beliefs or politics, I have made installations and sculpture about childhood memories, political beliefs, gender issues, historical and spiritual artifacts, recycling, and the immediate environment around my home. Not content to stick to one process or material, by trying new things, I have made each piece a learning experience. The idea for the work is generally allowed to evolve as the work progresses rather than it taking a preset course to an inevitable ending point. This method of discovery keeps me engaged and open and sometimes surprised.

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