Man’s relationship to nature is central to my work. The methods, materials and forms I have developed examine questions surrounding the nurturing and honoring of nature after we have used, abused, and reaped its gifts. The pod shape itself derives from seed pods. This iconic shape is a metaphor for how we might relate to our natural environment; nurturing, abusing, mourning, or revering. The forms can be both wombs and shrouds; celebrating and nurturing the birth or mourning and honoring the death of nature. These particular pieces speak of death, as part of the circle of life.