In her book "Walking on Water", Madeline L'Engle credits Leonard Bernstein with defining art as "cosmos within chaos." I have a great deal of respect for this succinct definition, and nowhere in my work have I come closer to illustrating the phrase than in the floral compositions. Balanced between abstraction and representation, they are at once emblematic of nature while remaining a unique construction of line, plane, and space. There is purpose woven through the spontaneity, and this purposeful-play is, for me, the essence of cosmos. Each composition becomes the germ of a redeemed creation, a small window of cosmos opened into the seeming chaos of our lives.