Category / Medium: Mixed Media, Paintings / Drawings, Sculpture
Favorite Nearby Restaurant: Tune-Up Cafe
I make art to illuminate the mystery and beauty in life.
I paint abstracts with a narrative. I include recovered treasures to tell a more complex story. Objects whisper to me and I collect them: Bright orange lichen on a gray granite boulder, seed pods from a legume tree, a tiny, contemplative zebra gazing toward the horizon. “Inclusion" (bottom image above), for example, places several objects in a unifying circle. What they have in common remains in the eye of the beholder.
I delight in bringing precision to unexpected line and contrast to dramatic color.
I also build Creature Sculptures, choosing animals that we seldom meet in person. If they go home with you, they tend to become friends of the family, a new resident who doesn’t eat much. With “Daisy the Armadillo (dasypodidae)” I recommend that you not let her out alone at night.
For the fall 2022 Studio Tour, I am also painting a portrait series of imaginal, admirable women leaders.