Tina has always been fascinated with sculpture and always yearned to make a three-dimensional piece. The “aha” moment struck her while walking the shores of Flathead Lake. She nearly stumbled over a half-buried root that happened to look exactly like a horse head profile. This ignited her imagination and she quickly gathered more driftwood. She took the pieces back to her studio and slowly “Rain Maker” came to life. She was hooked! One sculpture led to another and She has found the possibilities with this medium are unending. She absolutely loves working in three-dimensional space whether it is an animal sculpture or a functional piece of furniture.
To add a dash of interest she searches for old automobile parts, hoods, fenders form the 1950s and 60’s. These are then cut into various shapes and added to each sculpture for strength and interest.
When on the beaches of the lake she is fascinated with every earthy polished piece of wood and has often wondered about its journey from the rivers to this lake and finally into her hands. The positive reaction that viewers share assures her that this is the vain she should continue and contribute her vision.