As I embarked on the journey from novice to artisan, the absract form with its energy and variety of design became my primary technique. The variations in texture, strength, and multi-potential characteristics inherent within stone have been a guide and influence for each project. Ultimately, the medium of stone presents the challenge of transforming the unknownand unpredictable into a dynmaic and vital form. This metamorphosis creates a visual and tactile sensation culminating in a state of tranquility experienced both by the artist and the viewer.