In my studio practice, I create regularly and alternate basketry with other mediums. Changing the medium refreshes me and gives another expression to my creative energy.
I pay attention to enjoying the physical sensations of texture and movement while I draw and paint. I also experience deep satisfaction in the mixing and use of color.
Creating self portraits is a regular part of my art practice. I've learned that self portraits look different over time--without having a clear plan of making them different. It serves as a barometer of shifting self perception and offers me point-in-time perspective of how I’m feeling about myself.
The concept of finding beauty in the broken really resonates with me.
My love of creating began with my grandmother teaching me embroidery as a young child. Many pillowcases, handkerchiefs and hot pads have been touched by my needle. My love of fibers has expanded from there.
I use my photography to connect to the world around me and transform what I’m seeing into sharing a thought or a feeling through metaphor.