This work is a response; a response to the wonder in the world around me. This year I was fortunate to travel to Italy to see the art and architecture of Rome and Florence. I was overwhelmed during our visit by the visual delights that were at every turn; cathedrals, fountains, paintings, mosaics and sculpture abounded. We traveled on to the Amalfi Coast, where the beauty of even more craftsmanship mingled with elements of the sea. I gathered in my mind everything that I saw and brought it all home to my studio to make this art that celebrates with wonder the spirit of creation, and creation through the spirit.