While mourning my mother’s death, I began stripping the bark off branches and bending these branches into forms. These early pieces were allowed to weather, dry, crack, mold and finally fall apart. I found myself drawn to natural processes and natural material.
Time, the patina of age and fragments of lives are the focus of much of my work in mixed media painting, sculpture, photography and installation.
I aim for layers of meaning in my work, while retaining some of the unique characteristics of the materials I use. Ultimately, I am addressing both physical and emotional transformation and using opposing natural phenomenon such as wind, stillness, shadow, and light. Underlying it all is a sense of the transitory nature of life.