Who or what are your muses?
Nature has always been my greatest muse. It all started in my garden. Now, whenever I need some inspiration I just go for a walk. My yard is filled with Goldenrod and Queen Anne’s Lace. I have wild blueberries and blackberries and there’s always a gnarled branch or leaf or fungi in the woods that catches my eye. Otherwise, I love Van Gogh; Dutch still life; anything Delft; Lalique; Tiffany and Japanese prints. I grew up in NYC and the Jean Dubuffet sculpture at Chase Plaza down by Wall street has always been a big inspiration. That and 80’s subway graffiti. I like the planes and space. That’s what I channel when I’m making a box. And I throw in an odalisque hidden in the branches.