I started thinking about the idea of a Utopia earlier this year, and all the myths of Arcadia started coming to mind: an earthly paradise of peace, harmony and attunement to nature. My newest collection is about striving for that ideal. The primary motifs are flowers and butterflies representing Nature, along with the lyre, representing harmony and an undulating line meant to evoke a sense of graceful movement. The pieces that have emerged thus far are the best carving I’ve done in my life. This collection is not yet complete and I will continue to add to it over the next few months- my fingers are crossed.