When I become possessed by some theme, such as the power of life in my Hope series, it becomes my mission to share my emotional convictions by creating what my mind dictates and my skills allow. And, it has been my privilege to convert mostly metallic materials into art objects in which the intrinsic nature of cold metal is converted into art forms that will communicate the warmth of my optimism, humor (sometimes so subtle as to require a willingness by the observer to participate), or the glow that comes from participating in a balanced life.