From, "New Shoots," to "Spring Rising," the influence of spring is evident in much of my sculptural work. After a harsh winter in Iowa, it's a thrill to watch new life literally rising from the
The photo above is from my garden. I've captured the image of hosta leaves sprouting from the soil after a long period of dormancy. The hosta, like many plants, quickly progresses from this stage to being fully open, and if you don't pay close attention, you'll miss the rise of spring.
It's a comfort to know my perennial plants remain alive through the winter, even though no visible evidence of life is present for several months. How could anyone NOT be inspired by the miracle of spring?