"My goal was to incorporate land, water and wind into one sculpture. I wanted to capture the carefree spirit of children playing in the summer breeze...
There is a story and a feeling behind each of them," said Gevurtz. "When people look at my work, I want them to 'get it,' not in words but feelings. I want the texture and form to speak to them."
She sculpts horses and other animals from clay, bronze and crystal, incorporating silver and stone as well.
She is well known for her raku fired clay, carved stone and bronze wildlife sculptures.
Parkes uses the ancient "Lost Wax" bronze casting method — a medium that has withstood the test of time.