acknowledgements

I want to thank from the bottom of my heart for offering to help and not knowing what she got herself into, Heather Sherman for implementing and setting up my website, without whom I would have never been able to do this project.

Thanks to Heather Gibbs who provided the initial flash page and helped with the advanced design and layout of this site. Without her efforts these pages would look very rough!

Special thanks to Roland Reiss, former chairman of Claremont Graduate University, who described me as "serious artist with virtually unlimited potential". Thank you, Roland.

And special thanks to the brilliant Dr. Jeanne Willette, Professor of Art History at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles whose influence reaffirmed my artistic direction.

Finally, special thanks to my friend, professor of Art History and Ceramics Carol Thompson Owen emeritus of Mt. San Antonio College and to my friend and colleague Matti Grimes.