I use the lure of soft, familiar fiber to draw people closer, to bring out their desire to touch.
I use color in all its rich, lush vibrance to smooth the journey inward, exciting their visual interest.
I use the gentle sounds of lyric story in their heads, in their own internal voice, to add detail and context to the questions.
I use contrasts and twists of perspective to surprise and poke at assumptions.
I use familiar doors and hints of safety to bring my visitors close enough to deliver my provocations in a way that they may be more easily heard.
My art is the garden of my soul; a place of depth, layers, contrasts, and balances. It changes and swells, as any garden does, and plays with both the senses and the mind. It calls us to settle for a while, and to simply be. It welcomes us from where we are, and accepts that we will move on. It freely offers gifts of the heart and seeds of presence in the moment.
You are so very welcome to my soul garden. Feel free to set a while and ponder the depths.
I create mixed fiber media 2D and 3D art to express aspects of our deeply human experiences in their conflicting yet intimately integrated ways. In developing art for our environments and our bodies, I make unique, one of a kind pieces designed to intrigue and capture the imagination of the observer. For me, art is a way of challenging the labels we so heavily rely on, focusing on the core essence of issues, and bringing more honesty and authenticity into a world that is increasingly busy and chaotic.
Ideally, my pieces end up like drops of water at the intersections of a grand spider web, magnifying the heart of the matter and focusing our attention on questions that are not easily answered yet remain hauntingly familiar.
My art practices include experimentation, learning, failing, expression, discovery, analysis, and observation. I see life as a balanced system of opposites that sustain growth and evolution rather than any single best solution. That plays out in my work through complex layers and contrasting, interwoven media that reflect our reality. It is also evident in my ongoing research into new media and techniques to more fully express my intentions.