These pieces involve the use of clay and end up in either plaster or cement. I love the solidity of the material. I love applying acrylic color to them, then sanding some of it off and watching the underlying whiteness emerge. Several of these works began by pressing clay into a nature form creating an imprint of that texture. I've used such things as disintegrating tree stumps, a large piece of driftwood, some very old railway ties, bark or fossils. I would then add my own creation to them. I like the idea of the transformation process. Something was alive, it grew, it died and now it has become part of a piece of art.
Other pieces in this section are landscape based abstractions, created in clay and cast into hydrocal cement with acrylic colors added.