Welcome home

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Art in situ, Home/Studio, sculpture | No Comments
Welcome home

In situ. Recently hung Pool, a recent mixed media painting in my foyer and caught some lovely morning light as it dwelled among some of my sculptures and plants.   Whether you are coming, or going, living with art creates peace, and a sense of place.

Organic Sculptures as Sanctuary Spaces

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Inspiration, sculpture | No Comments
Organic Sculptures as Sanctuary Spaces

Once again, I seem to be channeling my Inner Hunter and Gatherer.  This time, the work is a potpourri of sculpture- my beloved and often enigmatic Nets as sanctuary spaces holding treasures found in backyard gardens and neighborhood walks with my dogs. I have made several organic sculptures for our home, as gifts for family and friends, and now, for an […]

Evolving into Place

Evolving into Place

As with most of my work, the Net sculptures are an intuitive or visceral response to an emotional state or experience. The first of the small sculptures made of wire, paper pulp and encaustic came into being after we moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania several years ago, inspired by a dream about butterfly nets. They […]

Is Your Fate in the Weight?  hint: do your homework.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Collaboration, sculpture, Teaching, Workshops | 4 Comments
Is Your Fate in the Weight?   hint: do your homework.

This post was originally written almost 6 years ago when I received my first Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant to work with a newly formed group of Young Moms at the Garage in Kennett Square, PA. Since that time my relationship with the YoungMoms Community has grown and developed as have many of the […]

Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living

Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living

“As the years passed the layers of netting multiplied and she began to rely on a different kind of memory. The memory of things she knew but no longer saw.” Brick Lane by Monica Ali. Spent the day yesterday installing my exhibition Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living, 8 So. […]

Unwrapping Possibilities

Unwrapping Possibilities

“It’s Like Christmas-Only its Trash!” While this was the excitement expressed by students at Heritage Elementary School when they noticed the art room counter with bins of recycled materials for their sculptural mask making workshops, it’s often how I feel when I discover a new object, texture or material discarded on the road, on the beach, or […]

Jumping in with Both Feet

Jumping in with Both Feet

Beginning and endings are often the hardest part of anything- a relationship, a transition, a work of art. I jump in with both feet, my husband Scott on the other hand, gives careful consideration to everything he does. Granted, once he commits, he’s in. But getting him there, that’s another story. We were set up […]

Wrapping up 2015

Wrapping up 2015

Look back at 2015 I see a year of adventures, opportunities, milestones and gifts.  This list is primarily about professional celebrations but what makes them memorable are the relationships that were built or sustained as a result of my practice as an artist. I love making art, I need to make art. It is how I experience the […]

(leaving the) Nest #6 in My Drawers

(leaving the) Nest #6 in My Drawers

Drawing is the most direct line connecting my heart and my hand. It is a visceral response to a place, or situation. (leaving the) Nest series was created from the shadows cast from a sculpture I welded this summer at the Marshall Bridge Workshop with Stan Smokler. The shadows are evasive, temporal and challenge me to look […]

Art and Love

Art and Love

Two hearts that played on distant shores Content though they were, they wanted more These two lines are from a poem that my husband Scott wrote to celebrate our marriage. Titled Pure Love, it tells the story of our long distant love affair that began 22 years ago as a blind date. Printed with letterpress onto handmade paper and […]