A chance opportunity to train with Zimbabwean master sculptors in Utah has led me on this two-decade odyssey of stone sculpting. My college training at Stanford was in filmmaking and art. In the 1970s, I developed feminist performance art and environmental sculpture with performances and installations across California. For decades, I made my living there as a film writer and director. I’ve been carving stone since the beginning of this century. I sculpt stone because it takes time. I have to give the stone and the sculpture within it the time and focus required to be revealed. My work is often abstract, sometimes figurative but rarely literal. Making sculpture is a way for me to examine thoughts, emotions, cultural concerns, myths and taboos. My sculptures have been shown in galleries and exhibitions throughout the western United States and are in numerous private collections.