I use my art to hold parts of life, finding the threads that entwine our experiences to examine identity, create meaning and build community. Stories of events, as well as objects, flow in and out of my paintings, drawings and sculptures. What we remember, collect, save, and leave behind, all inform and inspire my work.
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In the midst of change or personal turmoil, I have always found my center in and near water.
My backyard pond is a sanctuary for me to sit, meditate, practice yoga, and paint. Pond life is continually moving and changing with the weather, the seasons, as well as moment to moment. Some of the smaller pieces are snapshots – moments frozen in time. The larger paintings are more like water itself, constantly in flux, with life shifting above and below the surface. Process and presence are part of an ongoing investigation and connection to something larger than self.
Sculptures & Installations
Nets, webs, and nests are intriguing and beautiful. Their materials vary, but they are all threads or lines woven together to hold, filter, or catch.
Like the flotsam and jetsam that wash up ashore and become entangled and intertwined, I am interested in what gets passed down genetically, socially, historically, as well as what we find and keep, what we leave behind, and how this continues to shape our identity.
Works on Paper
Drawing is the most direct line connecting my heart and my hand. It is a visceral response to person, a place, or a situation. With this series, I hang and then, light my sculptures of nets, drawing the shadows which are evasive, temporal and challenge me to look with purpose to find the beauty, and the grace in the fragility of our lives.