I find inspiration in the textures, patterns, and shapes of the surfaces of the earth and use these metaphorically to create organic structures that will relay an experience or articulate a concept.
Size: 18” x 26”
Filbert and ivy
Reaching out to capture and contain the wisdom of the ages
How Did The Gold Get To California
Size: 18” x 60”
Curly Willow, paper
One theory is, as stars in the universe collided the intense energy would be enough to create gold and other heavy elements. Gold is believed to have come to earth as a result of bombardment by asteroids and comets containing the element gold.
Heart Of The Matter
Size: “24” x 30”
Bittersweet vine and ivy
Sometimes you come to a crossroad and you find yourself at the heart of the matter, making choices and corrections to stay in balance.
Size: 30” x 48”
Curly Willow, ivy and wire
In order for compromises to occur constituents must bend to find areas of agreement.
Size: 8” x 16”
Curly Willow and copper wire and handmade paper
In the forest, when a tree dies and falls to the forest floor it may become a “Nurse Log” by decaying and providing nutrients or future plants (mushrooms, ferns and other trees) that will grow.
Size: 18” x 24”
Kiwi vine and copper wire
A dance one does with life. A time to lead and a time to follow.
Size: 6” x 18”
Kiwi Vine and copper wire
Part of a series of pod shapes
Size: 48” x 36”
Contorted Filbert, raffia and ivy
The earth is covered by different plates that have shifted and collided through the ages.
Size: 24” x 36”
Curly Wllow and handmade paper
This is a piece in three parts that captures the movement of the nearby, Yuba River.
Size: 20” x 52”
Curly Willow, wire, handmade paper and waxed linen and grapevine
The seminal moments of my life are captured in natural materials used as metaphors to create a time line of events.
Size: 24" x 30”
Contorted Filbert and ivy
Putting our heads together to find common ground.
Size: 20" x 20" x 4"
Bittersweet, Ivy, Raffia
As the wind whips up the leaves, they dance and swirl.
Size: 16” x 26”
Handmade Paper and Curly Willow
A Breast Mold created as a fund-raiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Ripple and Flow
Size: 26”x 34”
Curly willow, Shoji paper
Capturing the assorted ways water flows over the rocks in the Yuba River.
Roots and Wings
Size: 18" x 30"
Roots and wing are made of grapevine, handmade paper, waxed linen, paper mache.
We give our children roots and wings to fly but they always remain deeply rooted in our hearts.