Trees inspire me. They have innate spirituality and unique personalities that reflect life’s twists and turns. Life is punctuated by tragedy and grace. My creative process embraces the raw dark murky places while offering a spark or glimpse at the “bright light” moments. “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” was created in the aftermath of my father’s death from cancer. I open myself just as I open the trees. The sculptures are born from subconscious and conscious vision, stories, emotions and imagery but live beyond my own experience. The result is art with a strong healing component.