In one of those crazy spare moments when I couldn’t sleep, I imagined a woman made entirely of flowers… If you can imagine it, then if you put your mind to it, you can do it. I made my dream come true.
I started simply with white silk flowers and petals…I then procured a vintage mannequin. Subsequently, I became best friends with epoxy and a glue gun. Days and glue burns later…my first Woman of Importance became reality. A Waking Dream emerged, and she was placed in my foyer.
Friends and guest visiting our home said: “I’ve never seen anything like it, it is like a dream, make more.” And that is what I did.
Two years later I had ten sculptures. I named the collection: Women of Importance. Pure Sculpture, my agents at the time, published a catalog where iconic men wrote about the women that helped shape their lives. Everyone from The Honorable Mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings, to the iconic winemaker Bill Harlan, visionary Jerry Baldwin to the ultimate arbitrum eleganciarum, Ken Downing. To all these men I thank them for sharing their very personal stories. Years later I am still super proud of these women, especially after hearing their voices.