Throughout my career as an artist, I have lived and taught in Italy and have studied the architecture of Spain, France, Italy, Turkey and Ireland.  My creative impulse has found expression in clay sculptural reliefs and mixed-media/collage. ‚Äč  Both the process and the theme are equally important considerations for the creation of my works.  I use  architectural  and historical references, some literal, some more abstract. I create  works in which I hope to distill both the beauty and lessons of antiquity, as I explore how the  fragments of a culture embody the its aesthetic and philosophical underpinnings.