As I sit in my temporary office the view in front of me is of the snow-capped mountains and hills that surround and protect my valley. I see the farmers out working their fields of various agricultural crops and the cows grazing lazily in the pasture just down the road. On warm summer nights, their lowing adds a rich vibration to the melody of life. Weaving between the trees, ravens, crows, hawks, pheasants, magpies, mourning doves, chickens, and other birds sing songs of love and life. Dogs belonging to neighboring farmers bark the news with ours sharing their own stores of life with each other across the acres of rural America.

      This is the horizon through which I view life and this collection is my way of sharing this horizon with you. The stones represent the sun as it sets surrounded by the vivid life of this valley.