As a young girl taking art classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, a new world opened up for me. Each week was a unique experience among the vast wealth of art we were privileged to “inhale” and reproduce with various media and techniques. An expression or a mood would draw me in to a work of art. I formed a love of the human body, and especially the works of Michelangelo. Many of my pieces have human figures or images of the desert southwest, a place I am now glad to call home.