Conversation Starters are collectible salt and pepper shakers that serve as an introduction to my larger work as a sculptor. Each shaker is uniquely crafted, and the shaker pairs are grouped into six playful and engaging themes. The shakers are functional, yet artistically and conversationally stimulating. As is typical in my work, these sculptures have a narrative, tell a story and carry a message. They express my concern for a human connection with our ecosystem, my desire to educate about environmental care, animal awareness, and smart decisions for a healthier planet.