Artist Statement ~ Creative woodturning, an amazing medium and enjoyable art. Trees are magnificent, often living beyond several human lifetimes; when a tree dies its inherent natural beauty can be an ongoing voice. Humanity, nature and the cosmos inspire my work, enhanced through personal studies, ancient and contemporary. With music through noise-quieting headphones I playfully sculpt Manta Rays, Spirit Birds and other original winged forms; my lathe studio is a whirling Zen Zone where each finished sculpture brings a sense of contentment. Curiosity, imagination ~ explore, experience, evolve.