The most predominant image used in my work is that of the turtle. The shape and design of its shell universally identify this particular animal to all people and cultures. Along with protection and strength, the shell of a turtle provides intricate designs, color, and geometrical structure. I am often asked the question, “Why turtles?” The question is difficult to answer, other than to say it’s just the way I see things. Artistically, I see and construct the world through the use of turtles, which manifest themselves in various designs and patterns. I make no excuses, for me, it’s all about turtles.