The interaction of light, color, forms, and lines has captivated me since early childhood. My artistic bent has frequently been toward mischievousness and whimsy and is manifested in the ways that I deconstruct and synthesize the natural and the man-made. Abstract paintings that I create today fuse my perspective on these seemingly discordant worlds with my desire to evoke a sense of the unexpected. It is highly gratifying when viewers of my abstract pieces experience the paradoxes of cohesion and chaos, contrast and harmony. A strong desire to preserve the beauty of our planet, a love of animals, and a keen interest in ancient and modern architecture have inspired my water-colored paper sculptures and other works.