reation is life. To quote surfer Tom Blake, “Nature = God.” When we appreciate and understand nature, we see clearly illustrated examples of all systems and dynamics that science and physics are grappling to describe and understand. My family and I spent 16 days on the Colorado River in 2009 on a float through the Grand Canyon, which made me appreciate this magnificent area as the Mother of all Art. All the colors, textures, shapes and scale shifts you could imagine were presented in every possible combination. All art can be seen in every part of nature, just as all music can be heard in the ring of a bell and all colors are combined in white light. Joseph Campbell’s beautiful quote, “Follow your bliss”, is reinforced by nature, as the most incredible thing we humans can create, a child, comes from the most pleasurable act imaginable. Our Spirit infuses whatever medium we create with, and that energetic imprint in turn reflects upon and influences those engaging with the creation. My work celebrates intimate moments of reflection, creation and interaction. I have been fortunate to have been inspired by teachers and friends, ceramicists David Kuraoka and Kathryn McBride, painters Giambattista Tiepolo, Winslow Homer, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Franz Kline and Tom Lieber, sculptors Stephen DeStaebler, Richard Serra and Manuel Neri to name a few.