I have always been drawn to clay, to the metamorphosis of matter into something greater than its parts, and the emotions invoked. I initially studied ceramics and painting. My interests spurred me to become a physician, and not surprisingly to obstetrics and gynecology. I had the privilege to help women in transformative and emotionally evocative phases of their lives. Surgery became my new sculpture medium. The demands of medical practice precluded serious art for 30 years. In 2013, I chose to close my practice to refocus on clay. My new work reflects years of attention to human condition and emotion. My patient now, is a mass of clay, and the births, are of sculpture.