Samara Kaufman is an emerging artist who uses glass beads to create textured artwork. Her beadwork has been showcased throughout the country at various venues. She considers herself a lawyer, not an artist. She has never taken an art class; she rarely visits art museums; yet in order to keep herself distracted from the stress of her career, she turns to beads. She started creating flowers in large numbers and developing color patterns in collages. The pieces represent a difficult period in her life, a time when she felt she had accomplished everything she set out to do and yet the world was not rewarding her with a sense of purpose. In the end, these pieces are for herself and she strongly believes that what you see is what you get. She struggles with others finding hidden meanings in her work as she views them more as outlets and freedom of expressions as opposed to anything with commercial value. Each piece is an extension of her and the hours, weeks or months she spent developing a final thought. Each piece is like a child to her, enabling her to see her growth coming to life. When she completed the flower pieces, she realized that she did indeed have a beautiful purpose and she hopes to return that sense of inspiration to the community by allowing clients to discover that there is more to an attorney than just the law.