The desire to explore my artistic abilities came to me in the midst of a career in academia. I left a full-time position after 20 years to pursue my creative path as an artist â?? to fulfill my dream to be involved in work that I truly enjoy and work that feeds my soul while bringing beauty to others. The abstract sculptures I create represent the opposites within nature â?? the transparent, fragility of glass and the opacity and strength of steel and stone. Despite their differences, these elements complement one another as all are needed to create beauty and balance.