My work is based in the thought that there are recurring patterns in the creative power of Nature, illustrating our connections. An atom and its electrons like a star and its planets, a seashell like a chrysalis, blood cells like pomegranate fruit, rivers like our veins…microbiology to astronomy and beyond.
Through the process of balancing color, form, and pattern, I seek to create a moment of visual pleasure, and a place to stop and rest from the cerebral and the logistical parts of life. I hope to touch on a symbiotic point between the parts that make the whole, in my pursuit of a harmony that seems hidden under the surface of the everyday.
With Nature's perfection as my guide, I have been working on a seeds, bulbs, sprouts, hive, nest, germinating, growth, celestial, life-source series.
Though some of my influences are more timeless such as the pattern in a piece of coral or the shape of of a datura pod, my color and design are brought through a filter of American suburban culture in the late 70's and 80's featuring my mother's crocheted afghans, jigsaw puzzles, coloring books, stickers, sequins, playdough, sidewalk chalk, Jim Henson, the Crayola 64 box, the Atarii 2600…
I have had a special focus on Painting and Collage for many years. I also work in drawing, crochet, hooked-rug, needlepoint, ceramics, polymer clay, fabrics, folded paper, and any mixture of these mediums. My love for the endless combinations of materials mirrors my awe and respect for the the endless combinations of life, human and otherwise.
I have been living and working in the desert outside of Santa Fe, NM since 1999, and working as a human on Earth since 1974.