I see these figures as symbols of certain human traits such as sensuality, arrogance, idolatry or servitude. I tried to create a feeling in each piece that has to do with the presence of character in the particular figure. A woman might be reclining; suggesting a kind of seductive pose or a man might be posturing in a way which suggests a proud attitude. I have combined glass and metal patinas and colors in a way which emphasizes the purity of the polished glass or gold plated surfaces. My formal attitude toward construction and detail is based on an admiration of beautifully made objects from many cultures throughout history.