Anne-Marie Casenaz designs her sculptures from simple, clean, basic geometric shapes. She chooses modular forms like cubes, with their right angles, and cylindrical shapes, to combine straight lines and curves. The artist favors this style, which brings out an immediate, elementary strength. She uses the rough texture of earth for its rudimentary appearance, reminiscent of stone. These closed or semi-closed shapes evoke a protective cocoon, our inner space, and what one decides to show or suggest. For Anne-Marie, the use of earth was an obvious choice. It was everything she needed: to knead, fold, cut, and more. It is a never-ending process that calls on the creativity of shapes and lines, and on techniques for transforming matter. The artist sees in her work a link to architecture, and a melding of creativity with technicality.