I weave paper because I see the world as a tapestry - plaited with rich color, layered with stories of nature's cycles, laced together by time. As I sketch and weave I often discover intersections and connections between my own life and the landscapes I am trying to capture - the rise and fall of rivers with the seasons, the fire cycle of Southern California, the erosion of cliffs to the sea.
I work from memory. Places are fleeting but our memories become charged over time with smells, sounds, light, feelings, and connections to the people who shared the moment. I find that working from memory helps distill the scenes to essential contours. As a result, many of the forms you see in my work are not what might be captured in a photo but are reminders that evoke common feelings and experiences in this world we share.
My connection to paper is through texture and color. My stacks of paper are reminiscent of the closet of fabrics my mom kept for sewing, then quilting when I was growing up. When I choose paper I seek out texture, color, variation. This gives me the opportunity to paint with paper.
I work in both my home studio and in Studio 34A in Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. Come visit me! I am always working on a new piece and love to share the process, my papers and my hiking stories. Check my events page for my studio schedule. I am always looking for new places to explore so let me know your favorites! You might find them in new pieces.
Art Telling: Where We Are, November 11 - January 6, 2017, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
Small Image Show, January 24 - February 29, 2016. Gallery 21, Spanish Village Art Center, San Diego, CA
"Art Telling. It starts with a word..." July 14 - August 8, 2015 Mission Trails Visitors Center, San Diego, CA
"Art....It's Elemental" March 23 - April 19, 2015, Gallery 21, Spanish Village Art Center, San Diego, CA
Small Image Show, January 23 - February 30, 2014, Gallery 21, Spanish Village Art Center, San Diego, CA
"Nature's Inspirations" June 14 - July 8, 2013 Mission Trails Visitors Center, San Diego, CA
Small Image Show, January 23 - February 30, 2013, Gallery 21, Spanish Village Art Center, San Diego, CA
Coal Gallery Open Show, November 2012, Carlsbad, CA
North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park September 10 - August 3, 2014
Best in Show Mixed Media, October 2016, La Jolla Art and Wine Festival
Featured Artist, Mission Federal Art Walk 2015, San Diego, CA
Best in Show, Best in Show Fiber, October 2014, La Jolla Art and Wine Festival
Best in Show - Fiber, June 2014, La Jolla Festival of the Arts
Featured Artist, Coronado Art Walk 2013