I first created rough clay models of the figures, each washing her hair. A glazed porcelain three-sided room with the figures came next. Because water was a dominant image, I then made a fountain of the room and showering women. Still, I wasn't satisfied. As a challenge to myself, I posed for the first life size clay figure. I photographed myself in the Tree of Life yoga pose and hand built the sculpture in three sections to fit into my kiln. My partner, Lars Speyer saw the piece and proposed that we cast it in bronze so there would be no distracting section lines.
Thus began a four year odyssey of sculpting the remaining four figures in clay and having them cast in bronze.