All of life is fair game in my studio.
As one artist friend said of me, I am a hunter and gatherer. I am always on the look out for images, objects, and textures that give a physicality to a thought, idea or experience that I am investigating.
The materials and medium that I work with vary and change with the narrative. My foundation in drawing and printmaking attracts me to the expressive line, the tactile surface and the use of a matrix to create a visual vocabulary that can be repeated and reused.
My series have included:
Streetwise: Life sized portraits in oil of teens living in an Emergency Youth Shelter
Lambchop: my pet surfing rabbit
|A Nobler Truth, 1988|
Oil on canvas
20" x 36"
Crows: Collographs, and mixed media prints on handmade paper
Busy Sitting: Collographs, drawings and embossings from children's clothing
|Sailor Suit II, 2002|
Collograph, acrylic, graphite on paper
30" x 22"
|They were Starting to Sag, Anyway, 2004|
9.5" x 8" x 5"
|Pinkie Promise, 2004|
Gouache with watercolor pencils
11" x 14"
Inherently Found Series: Sculptures and installation of wire, pulp, encaustic, found objects.
The wonderful thing about being an artist is the ability to step aside, get out of your head, come from your heart and create.
The act of bringing the work out into the world takes on a life of its own that is an adventure unto itself.