Natural science studies became the inspiration for my sculpture when I was a resident artist at the Humboldt Institute in Maine. While exploring the environment in the company of botanists, I used their magnifying scopes to closely examine the forms and structures of small natural specimens. I began combining the study of natural science with my life-long interest in the Greco-Roman tradition of perfected form. Oceanid, a seven-and-a-half-foot-tall bronze sculpture, uses the Greco-Roman proportions of the Winged Victory of Samothrace as it’s skeleton in combination with the forms of spiraled shells, manta rays, waves and wind. By joining the grand proportions found in classical sculpture with information gleaned from the study of the natural sciences, I hope to communicate the sense of amazement I experience in studying the natural world.