It has been said that "man cannot duplicate nature but merely represent it." I hope that every piece I create, combining natural and man-made materials, is a reflection of that statement. It is the discovery and application of various elemental materials which enables me to create a unique body of work. The vessels are kiln formed glass using various pyrolytic surface applications to create color, pattern and texture. Combinations of various materials are used to create the pedestals, such as wood, copper and concrete.