A series of three life size Hearts describing the stages of healing after traumatic events. From the child's first exposure to violence, to the adult's process of healing. Each Heart shows the path of recovery using different tools and processes.

2018 24th Annual El Corazón Juried Exhibition
2018 SYNChronicity Juried Exhibition
2018 Bryn Mawr Juried Show "Art Ability Show"

The second heart in the series, which is colored with pinks and whites, was created by placing hand built clay sculpture through a series of exposures to an open fire. First different layers of lacquer were added to the bisque fired form. The heart was then placed into and open fire pit, removed, and allowed to cool several times. The process allowed a fire to start within the heart allowing the more organic colors to show.