"Wooden Carpet" was created after I began to study contemporary African American art. The colors and open composition resonate to me of a somewhat different culture than mine. My work using wood in a three dimensional way and painting it has been satisfying in that it provides a tactile and dynamic quality to the work.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in April of 2010. I constructed my Oil Spill piece with the disaster in mind. The wires in the piece are covered in asphalt. Rubbery cable form the woven form with glass "water bubbles" strewn across the form.
Wall hung weaving from paper mache' strips. Beaded egg shapes on the surface with one "egg" opened to reveal "crystal" shapes
When I lived in Boulder, CO several years ago, I had a studio in the upstairs of an old fire station. The pole that the firemen slid down when the fire alarm rang.was originally in my space.
In that dry Colorado climate I was able to create work in paper mache' that usually dried in a day.
Egg and Jewels was created in that dry environment using building construction materials, paper mache', silk flowers, beads and hardware cloth.
While visiting Breckenridge ski area during the summer, I enjoyed a day wading in a marvelous stream. I picked up a lot of rocks and took them home, cast them in plaster, and created ceramic models of the rocks. Then, painstakingly, I painted each one.