Artists draw inspiration from many sources. I have always enjoyed viewing the artwork of others, both historical and contemporary. One segment of my newest work is a continuation of surface that I was developing with my turtles, which can also be linked to the drawings I was doing when I was at the University of Iowa. The other directions have been greatly influenced by three contemporary artists, two whom are ceramicists and the other a painter. Currently I am working in three surface venues, all involving color and are in the format of large wall pieces. I am developing hand-built wall platters that will eventually reach the size of 36" diameter or greater.