Eggs and Crystals
2022
paper mache', artificial flower petals, fake fur, beads, wooden panels, styrofoam eggs
21" x 20" x 8"
Improvisation
2022
Encaustic and various objects
19 1/2" x 20"
Falling Water
2022
playing cards, acrylic paint, glue, glitter, half marbles
64"x 60"




Falling Water (Detail)
Inspiration Mad Color
2022
pipe cleaners, plastic fencing
28" x 38"
Rolled Flying Carpets
2022
pipe cleaners and plastic fencing
54" x 54"
The Tide
2022
Encaustic, beads on board
56" x 70"
Blue with Marbles
2020
cold wax medium, oil paint, half marbles on wood
31" x 21"
Tangerine
2019
Lluan, acrylic paint
49" x 54"
Black Grey Green
2020
wood, acrylic paint
57" x 26"
African Carpet
2019
Mixed
59" x 36 1/2"

 "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. 

Swirls
2015
Beeswax, paraffin, caulk, beads on board
56" x 70" x 6"

Construction of panels covered in wax "leaves" with oval and round bead covered shapes

Spirit
2009
Wood, copper
12" x' 40"
Assemblage of animal and human shapes.
Clouds
2019
Oil on panel
42" x 108"

I painted "Clouds" many colors until I had a clear image in my mind of dark clouds with gold edges. The piece feel like a story of hope

Three dimensional painting with layers of painted panels

Relatively light weight

Orange with Wire
2019
Oil on panel with wire
37" x 40""
Homage
2019
Sculpture
78" x 45"

"Homage" is simply an homage to the great artist Joan Miro. I had the opportunity to visit The Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona. His work brings me great joy.

Wave
2021
styrofoam, acrylics, glitter
22" x 33"
Tea Time
2017
Mixed Media
36" x 41" x 23"

shrub, acrylic paint, pewter tea pot, nest, paper mache' birds, silk rose petals

Bird's Place
2021
box, cotton string, silk rose petals, sticks, bird's nest
38" x 34"
Running
1999
hardware clothe, wire, papier mache', paint
48" x 144"

Running is a large piece made from hardware cloth, paper mache' shapes and creatures, paint and wire.

A swimming sea creature comes to mind when I look at this piece.

Oil Spill
2010
cable, wire, glass, asphalt, aluminium
132" x 72"

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.

Traveling in Circles
2018
Board games, game pieces, toy cars, cards
9' x 9'
Assemblage of board games and game pieces with toy cars on plastic road going round and round
The Places You'll Go
2017
board games, toys, Brio trains
52" x 98"

Assemblage of gameboards, toy airplanes and toy trains.

Transit Map
2004
rope, flocking, beads, wire
36" x 26"

My sister named this because it reminded her of a subway map. The construction of the piece takes weaving out of the norm into an experimental realm with flocked rope, wire and beads.

Eggs and Jewels
1997
Paper Mache', beads, plastic eggs, tissue paper, acrylic paint
40" x 45"

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.

Small Papier Mache' Carpet
2005
papier mache, paint, glitter
12" x 16 1/2"
Woven Papier Mache'
2005
Papier Mache', builder's mesh, paint, glitter
15" x 20"
Four Corners
2004
Paper mache', hardware cloth, paint
30" x 46"

Four Corners is a paper mache' on hardware cloth construction. Four playful shapes are the basis of the piece like the corners of the four adjoining states in the Navajo Nation.

Wire Blanket
2004
wire, polymer clay, paint
31" x 56"
Wire Blanket looks like and ancient Indian artifact but it is quite contemporary! Each bead was formed on the wire and baked until hardened. Then each bead was painted along with the supporting wire.
Breckenridge Rocks
1996
copper wire, ceramics, paint
14" x 132"

Breckenridge Rocks was created by gathering rocks and casting them to create multiples of four different rocks. The fun in this piece is that no rock is exactly like another and the piece seeks to disprove that theory.

Musical Rocks
1996
copper wire, ceramics, paint
31" x 56"

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.

Flower Power
2005
rope, papier mache', paint, gimp
Alligators
2018
Hog wire, asphalt, toy alligators, plastic plants
46" x 46"

This is a playful piece with toy alligators moving across a grid. The alligators are like slashes of paint on a canvas.