"After hearing composer Mario Lavista introduce his avant-garde music, I ran back stage to meet him. With tears of emotion in my eyes, I invited Lavista and his partner to join my husband and me in my studio.
"Mario Lavista promised to send me a recording of his music in exchange for a pastel drawing which he chose while in my studio. After I received it, with the help of technicians, Lavista’s music came out of my oval sculpture as you approached it. This sculpture, fabricated for an office building, was the first of several of my sculptures up to 26 feet that played music as you approached them. Later, I put Lavista’s music in my musical chair. People were inspired to meditate when they sat down on Throne of Serenity and the music within the chair began to play.
"After meeting Lavista, I immediately went to the library and checked out a book of Li Po poetry. I quickly chose lines that inspired me and I produced the following series of Li Po pastel drawings."