Story Tellers

I have never thought of myself as a story teller.  However, recently I realized my history is expressed through my hands.  My father was a woodworker, I use his tools to make impressions.  My mothers jewelry, the drawings my brother sent me as a child,
years later the drawing made by my youngest grandson have all become molded applications.
The stars are a reference to family.  My fascination with the ocean become seashells, fish and coral.  The creatures represent my fears.  The tags with words and phrases are the thoughts I do not say out loud.  The warriors armor is a reference to the way I shield myself from the insensitivity of others.  All small parts of my life, all with some meaning to me……..….and so I tell my story in clay.