My artwork is inspired by mother-nature's 'installations' formed by water, wind, light and dark. Patterns in nature, textures and seasonal changes have always played an important role in my art practice. Discipline, the internal wisdom transformed into sculpture and Japanese aesthetics of “Wabi-Sabi” (beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete) assist in my focus on the concept of 'the spaces between' as I explore the perception of a landscape. What is it we, as humans, choose to see. The spaces between us and them, inside/outside. The space between contemplation and chaos.
The sculpture I create are small installations made with rattan, foraged natural materials, Japanese style handmade paper, cast flax and silk fiber, sometimes embellished with mono-prints infused with indigo and sumi ink. The intention is to evoke a sense of place and one’s relationship to that place.
A native San Franciscan, I teach workshops in California and New Mexico. Visit my workshop page for details about upcoming classes and locations.
Surface Design Association
New Mexico Fiber Artists Directory
International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists
MADE Contemporary Craft, California
Still Point Arts Quarterly
West Marin Review
Solitude was published in 2018 by Shanti Arts.