The clay sculptures in this gallery are inspired by the expressive tenacity of the ancient bristlecone pine trees of the western United States.  I’m drawn to the longevity of the bristlecone trees, to their ability to adapt and survive in harsh conditions, and to the idea that their distinctive shapes are formed slowly, season by season, as a living record of impressions spanning several thousand years. The intersection of time, weather, slow decay and slow growth create poetry in form and surface.

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