Kintsugi is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with
gold. As an aesthetic philosophy, it embraces the idea that, once repaired, something is stronger and more beautiful for having been broken.
This series, Geology, imagines the hidden forms and mysteries beneath the surface of the earth's crust, symbolizing our innermost thoughts and secrets.
Art can tell a story. Each painting encapsulates time, space or emotion, as do chapters in a book. Using color and texture rather than words, the work reaches out to the viewer, intending to evoke an emotional response.
I'm an avid collector of handmade pottery, fused and blown glass. Here I pay homage to the lush glazes and unique textures resulting from the union of earth, metal and fire, and the individuals using them as their palette.
The Duality series draws upon the beauty of nature that surrounds and brings balance to humankind. It is an exploration of the topics of transition and contrast in both art and life.
I love to travel, but it's really my husband Bill's wanderlust that has taken us to so many interesting, exotic places. I like to capture the color, flavor, and mood of these locales in an emotional rather than pictorial way.
I've tried many mediums, but always return to collage and re-appropriated materials. I like rescuing something from the landfill to use it in a different way than was originally intended, transforming it into something unique.
The pieces in this series examine subjects about which I have passionate opinions.