These works resulted from two objectives bound by one cohesive goal. The first objective was to make ceramic sculptures that referenced the body by abstracting and merging components such as appendages, organs and bones. The second objective was to turn the mind and its thoughts into tangible art objects that resembled a landscape in which these body forms existed. Thoughts about the body resided in my mind, which came to be their environment, and resulted in depicting the body in the landscape of the mind. In perceiving the mind like a landscape, the natural world guided these manifestations, because growth, decay and regeneration are inherent qualities of both. Some of the forms, colors, and textures mimic those found in nature; and many of the materials were repurposed from my environment, appropriated, altered, and renewed, just as our thoughts often are or can be. Together, these objects became a hybridization of personal and natural landscapes, and depict the internal and external self.