Sculpting often requires a great deal of problem solving. Sometimes, however, my solutions don't work . . . or I don't like them. When I have reached an impasse I have discovered that my brain will continue to sort out new solutions if I turn my attention to an entirely different endeavor.
Hence the appearance of my pastel drawings. Two-dimensional, colorful, physically lightweight -- a bit like pulling out that big box of Crayolas as a child. Pastels are very freeing to me. When I hit frustration with sculpture, I take a break and "play" with color.