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My paintings integrate a delicate balance of interpenetrating perceptions and forms. I often uses tree limbs as a structural component around which to capture the fleeting nuances of light, color, season, and pattern.  I use transparent glazes to capture the moving light as it passes over through and around a carefully observed grid-work of rhythmic forms.  Nature reveals not only geometries, fractals, and patterns amongst patterns, but an inexplicable soul that transcends the material skin formations.   I seek to convey this unity of effects by merging the seen world with the felt world, observation with expression, and the intangible with what is seen.

All of my work is layered, sensual and feminine.  A quietness pervades many of my pieces. Viewers are invited to pause and take in the full range of effects that would be lost at first glance.  I learn this through contemplating Nature.  She is revealed in quietness, alertness and awareness.  I work so viewers will have this same experience of my works revealing themselves over time.  The ordinary becomes profound as we allow life to reveal itself.

My mosaics incorporate many of these same qualities using rocks, glass, gem stones, petrified wood,  and all types of ceramics.  The elemental and tactical qualities of the objects add their own distinctive essence add to the mix. Various patterns and cuts are arranged in such a way that one object often appear to morph into another.  This montage of effects is enhanced by protruding dishes and objects.  An element of whimsy is often included.

I lived in the Connecticut River Valley for a number of years painting the local landscape and creating mosaics.  Currently I reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico which is its own montage of effects, surrounded by stark natural beauty.  At times I have used art as a means of vision making and community involvement.