My mother is an artist and an art teacher. Here is one of her pieces, a conch shell sculpture. My father was a woodworker and a shop teacher. He created this amazing table and wooden box. Together I learned a lot from both of them and I am inspired by their talent. I love working with my hands. I love cutting the paper, focusing on details, on an intricate beaux arts cornice for days, or the repetitive steel structure of a building. Then, I’ll step back and say, wow, that’s what I had envisioned.