"I started to work with branches and stems, hoping that if I could understand a small twig, I would be able to understand branches, and after that I would be able to understand a tree and trees. And in the long run, I would be able to understand nature itself.

I believe that in order to understand the whole, understanding the smaller elements that make up the whole is essential."


A workshop I took with Kyoung Ae at Penland called "Conversations With Nature" has had a profound influence on me as an artist and as a teacher.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all the things the class taught me and for keeping in touch all these many years since the workshop.  Please check out her web site and if you should have the opportunity, go to see her work and/ or take a workshop with her.  This will be a great gift to your self and your artistic process...