I sculpt with the meditative medium of clay to extricate extreme grief by creating exuberantly painted creatures inspired by my love of the natural world, specifically animals and plants. My benevolent sculptures own a colorful surface of abstract naturally occurring patterns. I design my work to reference the distorted, but recognizable, features of children’s toys. I am elaborating on the importance of developmental childhood play and its necessary extension into adulthood for our mental health. My imaginary creatures reside in environments constructed through experimentation in transforming found and collected recycled materials. Presenting discarded objects alludes to the inevitable outcome faced by all things in the circle of life. We all exist momentarily, our energy eventually displaced through our nutrients absorbed by the earth. I conjure these creatures to confront the sentimental preciousness bestowed upon significant experiences that impact our existence as thinking and feeling human beings.