Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I wanted to share the inspiration behind my piece, "After Theatre". While I was in New York City visiting my mother, I saw a woman outside of a theatre after the show. She was waiting for her husband, or perhaps her lover. I saw velvet and satin, longing and lust. It is mesmerizing the details of a complete stranger you can pick up if you really look. It has always stuck with me. This is my version of a woman, after theatre.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Dancing Girl of Mohenjo-Daro

The 'dancing girl,' a 10.8 centimeter high bronze statuette, sculpted using the lost wax method around 2500 BC, and excavated in 1926 from a house in the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan, is one of the earliest cast bronze statues ever discovered. 

It is fascinating to see the beautiful and delicate craftsmanship that went into this ancient sculpture. This same technique (lost wax method), used 4,500 years ago, is what bronze sculptors, including myself, still use today.

Discovered in 1926 in a broken down house in Mohenjo-Daro, she now resides at the National Museum in Delhi. 

To find out more about the history of bronze sculpture and the lost wax method, visit my website:


Last week I sold "African Queen" to a lovely woman from Palm Harbor who had seen an article about me in the Tampa Bay Times. I wanted to share the story behind the sculpture. Years ago I traveled with my daughter to Africa for three months. One country we visited was Mali, one of the poorest countries in the world. While there, a teenage mother tried to give me her infant, and I met a man who lived in a one-bedroom house with his family of 35 people. Most people cook, eat, work, socialize and sleep on the street. It was a life changing experience. Every day I would sketch and make notes. This sculpture is from a sketch of a woman who, although she was extremely poor, carried herself like a queen.

Friday, June 15, 2012


I wanted to share the inspiration behind my sculpture, "Dancin' in the Rain". Cast in bronze and high-polished, she is happy being voluptuous with no inhibitions. She was originally created as a maquette (model) for a large garden fountain, the water splashing down onto her upturned palm. She can be commissioned in any size.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I wanted to share a bit of history on my sculpture, "The Littlest Mermaid", and it's inspiration. I went to Copenhagen with my daughter when she was very young. We visited the famous statue of The Little Mermaid, a 4 foot tall bronze sculpture created by Edvard Erikson in 1909. The statue was commissioned by a man who had been fascinated by the ballet about the fairytale in Copenhagen's Royal Theatre and asked the prima ballerina to model for the statue. After seeing this major tourist attraction, I wanted to create 
my own version of this delightful sculpture. Cast in bronze and patinaed with shimmering greens and blues, "The Littlest Mermaid" has more attitude than most as she surveys the world with total calm.