"I can't help thinking now, looking at these pictures of your work, that these sculptures are very important. It's hard for me to describe the feeling I get, but I'll try. It's a kind of shiver of recognition, having to do with time, of what sculpture is in its essence. These materials, the gestures to shape them, the subjects, place you firmly in a vertical line of communication coming from celebrators of the earth goddess, through the Greeks through the Florentines and Michelangelo through Brancusi to now, to the future. I want to be very clear that I am not talking about progress, or even influence, but about participation...and maybe these transmissions aren't only from the past to future...At the same time these works are absolutely new and completely themselves, sensuous, essential, alive.