I construct beautiful, intriguing objects as poetic interpretations of life forms, dreams, psychic memories and fairy tales.
My rich knowledge of materials and hand-construction techniques are sourced from sewing, knot work, puppetry, ceramics, woodworking... anything that works for a particular object. I love to engineer lightweight and collapsable forms for events.
The foundation of my works aims to integrate formal concerns around structure while synthesizing beauty and nature to reflect my deep love for life and need for spiritual connection.
While I enjoy conceiving and constructing 3D formats; my artistic passions are
grounded through graphic design, illustration and painting, which allow me freedom to play with color, light and innovative ways to depict movement and energy.
It has been said I am “gifted at capturing the Essence of “things” in lighthearted, accessible
forms”, and I certainly hope this is true.
Please contact me to:
- commission work;
- review additional work samples;
- or co-create a custom workshop or program for your group or event.
2001 MFA University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA
1986 AAS Advertising Art, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle WA
1980 BA Painting and Drawing, University of California, Santa Cruz CA
1977 AA Studio Art, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA
2015 Psychic Awakenings, Clairvoyant Awareness Program, Seattle WA
2013 Process arts facilitation with Michelle Cassou, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Artist Trust EDGE, Artist Professional Development, Seattle, WA
1993 Findhorn Foundation, UNESCO Peace Training and Facilitation and community studies, Forres, Scotland
1991 Esalen Institute work scholar, Carmel, CA
1996-2016: Vipassana study & practice
1989 NW Coast Carving with Duane Pasco, Port Gambil Tribal Arts Center, Port Gambil, WA