For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed the freedom of making 3D objects. I was raised in an environment where you believed you could do/become anything you wanted to. While traveling in Thailand with my wife I found an artist making figure sculptures out of some sort of wax. We couldn’t communicate verbally but through watching and with hand gestures he kindled a desire in me to start sculpting. I love simple strong designs in my pendants and have been exploring mixing silver and Jade into representational insects sculptures. I recently (Sept 2015) was invited to show a piece in China’s national Zi Gan Bei jade carving competition. The sculpture I took “ Inner Light” was an articulated Jade Atlas beetle and got a Gold award which was very encouraging. I’m looking forward to exploring this approach and subject matter more.