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 became vessels to hold, filter and find meaning in the minutiae, and flotsam and jetsam of our lives. Now, they serve as a respite and a place for contemplation and healing.
They continue to evolve through time and place, two reoccurring themes that play out in both my two and three dimensional work. They also are a reminder that with art, as in life, we can find beauty and grace when we are mindful and connect to where we are on our path.