I was born in Matto Grosso, Brazil. In addition to being a sculptor, I am a poet, a computer consultant and a martial artist and yoga instructor. I have had my own studio in Green Lane, Pennsylvania since 1992.

My sculpture medium is clay. The colors come from any combination of glazes, oxides, paints and waxes.

When it feels appropriate, I incorporate found objects into my sculptures. These can be metal, fiber, bone or anything else that seem to fit with the rest of the sculpture.

My work has been accepted at various juried shows including PAAG's "Art on the Hill", the Lansdale Festival of the Arts, the Norristown Art League, the Meadowood Art Show, the Norristown Art League, the Woodmere Art Museum Show, the Phillips Mill Art Show, the New Hope Art League Show, the Bucks Byers Fever Show, the Bucks County Sculpture Show, the FODC Show, and the GoggleWorks Annual Show.

I had a two-woman show with Edith Malin, at the Multiple Choice Gallery at the Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Painter Robert Stack and I had a show at PARADOX in Fairville, Pennsylvania. More recently, my horse sculptures were on display at the Morgan Log House in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

In November 2014, I was included at an Invitational Show with four other artists at ArtFusion 19464 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. In November of 2015, Gwendolyn Lanier-Gardener and I will have a show at ArtFusion 19464.

My pieces have won numerous local prizes including assorted "Best of Show" awards.

My sculptures are inspired by things I see or read or an idea that comes to me as I'm working on a piece.

I am happy to have people make their own interpretation of each piece and I love that anyone finds my work meaningful, beautiful or amusing.

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