On her website she wrote this beautiful piece that I only just discovered:
“Now that I have reached the younger aspect of my old age, I realize that all my life I have known that matter is imbued with spirit. It makes no difference what we call this energy: God, The Implicate Order, or Friend. A holy, invisible web underlies our material existence.
“For me, the process of creation is the concentration of my attention on wood, stone, or clay. When I first began, I trembled with respect and honor for the material. Now, I wait until a conversation between my mind and the material begins. It is a dialogue.
“The work is a compromise between the original image and the resistance of the wood to take shape. How do I know when to begin? When a force is kindled in my heart. When do I stop work? When there is a quiet sense of completion.”
I admire this woman to no end. Words cannot properly express our relationship; it is of the deepest understanding that one can imagine. Understanding, and love unlike anything I’ve ever felt. I have much to learn from her… I feel like an apprentice of her wisdom. I love her so much, and I’m proud that she knows it.