To further abstract the reality of the human dancing figure, I like to include floral features in some of my original designs. An example of this style of work is apparent in “Enchanted, “which has a fiddle head fern for a head. The body, although resembling a human figure, is composed of leaves. On a deeper level, my floral people personify the similarities between us, and all living entities. This piece is also created in direct wax, as is “Circadian Rhythm.” There are a few advantages to creating these sculptures in direct wax. The first is, it reduces the cost of the casting, as there is no mold involved. Having said that, the down side is, there is no identical duplication. However, by creating the same composition, or pose again, I am able to produce a unique sculpture of greater value than a copy from a mold. Another advantage to the direct wax technique is that the piece does not require an internal armature to stand up. The rigid nature of the wax allows the figure to stand on it’s own.