In the sculptor's words...
As many of your know, when I’m at a show and the day is warm, I’m sculpting in wax. “Chroma” was done at the end of the day and as the sun became low in the sky, my working time became very short. As the wax cools, these squishy, playful forms become impossible. And although tomorrow is another day, I find that an intuitive piece like “Chroma” must be done at one sitting, it says “make me NOW!” The energy and immediacy of the image make this an exciting sculpture.
The painted enamel finish I came to more slowly. I tried several different chemical patinas but couldn’t find anything that particularly suited her. I rarely use paint on a sculpture (by the way, if you are in a museum and see a note on a sculpture that says “polychromed,” it is just a fancy way of saying “painted.”). On the other hand, I don’t try to cram every sculpture into something called “my style.” Rather, I sculpt the forms that seem to me to best capture the essence of the subject at hand. Bright colors seemed to be the order of the day and I think they compliment her nicely. She is all about happiness, spontaneity and color. She dances to the rhythms of the rainbow.