I have a fascination for beads. In my international work developing programs for preventing childhood blindness, I traveled throughout Asia and Africa. From Kathmandu to Timbuktu, the unique designs of the beads represented a people and their culture. I also spent years in Santa Fe and was inspired by the Native American spirit. My muse is the single bead. Whether it's Tibetan, African or Native American, I work to transform the bead into a current context. I currently reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My works have shown in New York City, Santa Fe, and Chapel Hill.