Most of the work in this show deals with metaphor based on fragmentation and transformation: of the body, heart, mind, spirit, nature, language, culture...many things. The work involves a process parallel to what it represents. First an object is created and to some degree finished. It is broken; comes apart. The parts are transformed; some into new materials, others by more processing - ordeals by fire are involved. The resultant pieces are brought together again in a form similar to the original but itself transformed. Some work is surrounded by what I call a "nimbus" a sort of unifying ground.