I think of my work as an ongoing visual dialogue with people, culture, nature, and architecture. I am most inspired by the art and design, beauty, and complexity of ancient cultures. Even in my 70s, I still feel like a child in kindergarten solving puzzles and weaving pot holders or newspaper matts. But now, my materials of choice are multiple colors and karats of gold and silver, gemstones, agates, pearls and beads from all over the world. My pieces are patterned, complex, intense, and layered puzzles of beauty.