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As a native plant gardener, the natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations.
Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other.
As a mixed media artist - textile, paper, printmaker - various substrates and mediums - surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

Roots of Red Maple. Carved Art Process.

Sometimes you wish you’d left well enough alone…sigh. But of course, you only get to that after you haven’t. After years of virtually no carving, our carving group has revived, an unintended benefit of the pandemic downtime (not that I have any downtime in reality). So, I joined a swap in which each of the participants create a page using our carved art and send in the required number of pages. The host then creates a book with these pages and we get our page, along with those of all… Read more Roots of Red Maple. Carved Art Process.