My sculpture represents the individual. When we stand alone and in our integrity we can embrace our core beliefs and emanate the power of knowing who we are. This power allows us to experience our connection to the larger universe. What we consider differences in each other become non existent with the understanding how alike we are. This realization begins the journey for openness and tolerance, it is the basis for knowing that there is more that unites us than divides us. Once we begin to understand the complex nature of being human we can let go of many of the ideas that no longer serve us and we begin to become stronger and more accepting. We can delight in the fact that we are all connected and ultimately the same. By having distinctly different aspects joined in each sculpture I am trying to illustrate that we can connect to what seems to be opposition and join with it to become strong. Diversity and unity are our strength.