Researching the history of symbols portrayed in some of my paintings, I find they are shared by diverse groups, encompassing far flung eras in time. Regardless of our ethnicity or religion or country, we all share common roots as the human race and co-exist on the earth. I strive to illustrate that unity in my art themes. I use recycled materials in some works because it is one small way to encourage less trash cluttering earth. My figurative art is predominately feminine because, like the earth, women generate renewal of life. The world is vast and its issues overwhelming. My artistic focus is to create works that inspire and encourage a spirit of positive and authentic action.