Of all the artist's ceramic creations this form has the strongest connection with a metaphor for life.
What is life without experience? The tee-door opening or doorway represents that experience of
walking through the doorway of a childhood home for the last time, or the graduation from a
university, or birth or death itself. It is the entrance and exit to important events in our lives, when
viewed in the continuity of time, that produces emotional memories or thoughts. The spiral rim
represents that path of life. The Hopi survived a millennia in the rugged high desert. The low
shouldered Sikyatki ceramic form of the Hopi seems the appropriate vessel to communicate
this metaphor. © 1995