Fernurture #3      stoneware      2011       16 X 16 X 5"

Fernurture #3      stoneware      2011       16 X 16 X 5"

 Interior Design #15   stoneware   2011     13 x 10 x 4"

Interior Design #15   stoneware   2011     13 x 10 x 4"

 Ektoskeletal Torso -  snakeroots   2011  porcelain     14 x 12 x 4"

Ektoskeletal Torso -  snakeroots   2011  porcelain     14 x 12 x 4"

 Ektoskeletal Torso -  lg.cactus  2011   porcelain    17 x 13 x 5"

Ektoskeletal Torso -  lg.cactus  2011   porcelain    17 x 13 x 5"

 Ektoskeletal Torso-  lg. open heart w.roses  2011 porcelain  18 x 12 x 6"

Ektoskeletal Torso-  lg. open heart w.roses  2011 porcelain  18 x 12 x 6"

 Painted Torso - ferns w.rose  2012   stoneware  17 x  15  x  5"

Painted Torso - ferns w.rose  2012   stoneware  17 x  15  x  5"

in 2010, while retrospectively considering my forty year long journey of artmaking, I realized my focus would be threefold: return, synthesis, and essence. My return, was to sculpture for three years and to my native New York, in autumn 2011, for an artist residency on a fellowship at Women’s Studio Workshop. My intent being to synthesize the mediums, themes and images that have pervaded my lifetime of making art, to get to the essence, to the skin and bones of my vision, both literally and figuratively. Thus, at the residency, I created  white porcelain bonelike "Ektoskeletal Torsos," which developed into painted torsos in 2012.

 Painted Torso - lg. rose, cactus  2012  stoneware   15 x 11 x 5"

Painted Torso - lg. rose, cactus  2012  stoneware   15 x 11 x 5"