For 29 years I have sculpted in clay. My studio in Philadelphia is nestled in the woods of Valley
Frequently I am asked, “What inspires you?” I draw emotions out of the clay with a variety of
inspirations such as music I may be listening to, people waiting for a bus, and from the
nature that surrounds me.
My current inspiration stems from my study of Kabbalah, specifically the 10 Sefirots, which are reflected in my work. Our Sefirots create the environment through which the universe can be perfected. They are our spiritual energies of mind and emotion that I call the angels of our soul. The first of these angels is
Chochma, the creative and intuitive flash of intellectual illumination that has not yet been manifested.
My style has transformed over time from traditional to modern. This growth process occurred
once I began to trust myself as an artist.
Another question I hear is, “How long does it take to complete a piece?” A lifetime. The reason for this answer is that I keep working at my craft to become a better artist, and that is a lifelong endeavor.
I am a member of the National Sculpture Society. https://nationalsculpture.org