Sculpting clay is a lot like a stream of conscious writing. I am in the moment with the thoughts and emotions as they are given shape. Instead of forcing my agenda on the clay, I spend a lot of time with it, letting ideas percolate. This results in a personal narrative that takes place somewhere between a real and imagined world. This altered reality creates a space for the internal dialogue to be expressed through the physical attitudes the figures embody. I am constantly trying to capture an emotion or a moment, to find a way to reflect on the process of living. Creating figure sculpture gives me a chance to communicate the subtleties of being human.