a bit about me
The world around me is a source of endless, distracting fascination. There are far too many things to learn, too many books to read, too many people to talk to and too much art to make for a single lifetime… let’s hope we all get more than one go-round on this planet!
I carry a sketchbook with me everywhere. I’d rather dance than just about anything. I lean left. And closest I can tell, I’m a Humanist. Or maybe Buddhist… or maybe…
Justice and mercy weigh equally in my heart – a delicate, unquiet balance that keeps me on my toes.
My mother taught me to sew when I was 4. My dad taught me to use power tools when I was 6.
an interdisciplinary life
As an interdisciplinary artist I examine possibilities. I study the connections between art and life, context and concept, inspiration and artifact, design and message. I weave together my understandings, experiences and involvements into a fabric for my artwork. I spin the threads of my ever-changing awareness of ecology, history, sociology, anthropology, earth science, gender & feminism, transcendence, science fiction, mass media, workplace milieu and domestic life into rich material for art and design.
I am intrigued by process. Process is the journey; the work created, the destination. Both are valuable, but western culture tends to focus on the product… I believe in examining the process as well.
I work primarily with stone, hand-cut stone and raw, uncut stone. I mix it up with glass, bone, fossils, and found metal, creating 2D and 3D mosaics that form a contemporary expression of this ancient medium.
Concrete. Metal. Wood. Glass. Fiber. Cloth. Bones. Fossils. Found objects. Weird shit.
Everything is possible; anything can be anything when inspiration strikes.
I make stuff. A lot of stuff.
Always have. Probably always will.
I make art because my demons won’t give me any peace until I make something for us. I sell this art I make, sometimes… when I can let go of it.
Most often, the art I sell is work created especially for a client. Commissions, pieces created as a collaboration between us, something that takes shape in our minds during a number of conversations, eventually making its way out into the physical world.