I am a retired Landscape Architect and my husband a retired designer contractor. I continue to work as a sculptor and I teach foundry at The Crucible in Oakland. (website hidden). At the Crucible I have participated in mentoring motivated youth from Oakland who wish to enhance their knowledge by working with their hands as well as minds. In foundry youth program students learn to make and cast their own pieces. Much more they learn empowerment and working as a team. Many of our youth have received scholarships to schools such as Stanford because they are kids who love to be challenged and take risks. Dreamers. My true passion however is casting sculpture in iron. I have traveled internationally and participated in iron sculpture conferences in Latvia, Wales, and USA, as a performance artist. Casting in iron lends it self to performance art as well as functional art. I am also passionate about alternative energy sources. Solar, electric cars, environment. My happiest place is harmony with nature.