Artist's Statement

I am intrigued with connections, how new work connects to old work, how art connects us all. In the beginning I worked on very large surfaces.  When my studio size changed I found a need to work much smaller and soon found that I loved the intimacy of these small-scale works. They became for me connections to sacred space where pattern is vocabulary, repetition is mantra, and color is transformative power.  My work is often influenced by words, quotes, and poetry and often by the materials I am using.  Sometimes the feel of handmade papers or the beauty of vintage handwriting, or watching ink float across a surface connects me to inner spaces as I chase down ideas. For me the process is much more important than the product.

Small works invite the viewer to gets up close and personal with the art and the message. I hope in doing so they find their own connections, meanings and stories in the work.