seem to have been born a perfectionist, and believed
there was no room for mistakes in this world. My art
is the antithesis of that. Although it has been a long,
arduous journey, I have discovered that it’s okay
to make mistakes...to be messy...to have fun and enjoy
what you’re doing. I now understand how to play
and be free. My style is a visual expression of this
mixed media artist
on a project, the process or piece may evolve, but I enjoy
that unpredictability. Nothing is written in stone! There
is no manual! You don’t have to follow directions! And
you can change your mind! I make mistakes and I can fix them.
It took me years to believe that about my art.
Conversely, I can labor over a piece for hours, weeks or months.
I evaluate every feature and carefully choose exactly what
objects get placed and where, so that I can create just the
right mood for a piece. I savor the moment it evolves into
an authentic representation of my original idea.
I delight in the irony of making something beautiful out of
something discarded. Inspiration often comes from broken,
worn, antique and found objects. I love working with something
that had a life before me. A story. I see the magic in it
and challenge myself to bring out those special qualities
while transforming the item into something new and meaningful.
To satisfy the many facets of my personality, I work with
several different mediums in a wide range of artistic styles.
From this place between whimsy and irony, my work emerges
as a curious reflection of who I am. And because each new
project is really an exploration of self, I revel in the personal
evolution that is an inevitable part of my creative journey.