Collage on Brushed Metal

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AERIAL VIEW
AERIAL VIEW

Whenever I fly, I'm always looking at the patterns and shapes out the window--rural or urban, it's always an interesting geometric visual. This piece is an imaginary exploration of that--with the g...

STONE TIME
STONE TIME

I’m obsessed with figuring out how to express that tension between the big forever and the just right now . The color of stones--grey, tan, pale yellow, pale blue, are a soothing palette that so...

SUMMER IN THE CITY TRIPTYCH
SUMMER IN THE CITY TRIPTYCH

I love New York in the summer. Hot, languid, empty, and always a cacophony of shapes and colors--man made and natural--weaving together to create a unique mixture of grit and beauty.

BACKYARD BODHISATTVA II
BACKYARD BODHISATTVA II

This is a joyful piece for me. A Bodhisattva is an enlightened being that sticks around to assist the rest of us along on our journeys. I like to think they're everywhere in our lives, on fire, and r...

WHAT HOPE LOOKS LIKE
WHAT HOPE LOOKS LIKE

This is my idea of what hope might look like. A lake at sunrise. A promising distant view. It's a new day.

LETTER TO WINTER
LETTER TO WINTER

This piece is about that transition time between winter and spring--when the warmth starts to peek through the cool and the light starts to change. Transition in all its facets interests me, and I lov...

THE GREEN BEYOND
THE GREEN BEYOND

Lately, I've been exploring the idea of nature in the city. I live in an urban environment and have created a green oasis inside the walls of my tiny courtyard. I am intrigued by the intersection betw...

ANCIENT OCEAN
ANCIENT OCEAN

This piece was inspired by hikes I used to take in the mountains outside of Albuquerque, NM. The long vistas of the high desert landscape look like the bottom of the ocean-- and of course they onc...

THE WAY THROUGH
THE WAY THROUGH

We all have our personal forest we are picking our way through. All we can do is draw a map and keep going.

THAT CARRIES ME ALONG
THAT CARRIES ME ALONG

This piece is about time, music, and the power of repetition. “That Carries me Along” is part of a line from a favorite Jorge Luis Borges quote. The whole line is “Time is a river that carrie...

QUILTED TIME
QUILTED TIME

You turn a corner and suddenly a smell or sound conjures up memory fragments from a time in your life you’d completely forgotten. And for a couple of unsettling moments, you wonder how much of y...

TROPICAL MORNING
TROPICAL MORNING

This piece is about what lingers for me after visiting a tropical place--the intensity of the light, colors, flora and fauna.

BOLETOS
BOLETOS

Boletos' means 'tickets' in Spanish. When I made this piece, I was thinking about the personal implications of taking the risk to cross the border--the fear, the lack of control people must feel, ...

WINTERSCAPE
WINTERSCAPE

Winter light. The crunch of snow and dry weeds. Clear cold air. Silence.

THE FORGETTING
THE FORGETTING

My mom died from Alzheimer's in late 2014. Sometimes I would draw her when we were sitting together and she was far away. This piece is about the cycle of life, memory, and the merging of past, pre...

STRENGTH TOTEM
STRENGTH TOTEM

Everyday objects often have a very totemic or iconic quality for me--I like the idea of spirit being in everything, giving us what we need, and emerging whenever we're willing to see it.

CHAGALL DREAMS
CHAGALL DREAMS

I started this piece with a simple “symbol” drawing of houses because I find them emotional & fragile. As I began to layer the house images with other collage pieces, it felt like I was cre...

STARTING OVER
STARTING OVER

I have a soft spot for primitive dolls, so fragile and brimming with stories. Life hasn’t been easy for this little yarn horse, but she carries her pack and keeps moving forward. I love her dign...

DEEP ROOTS
DEEP ROOTS

I read somewhere that when we look at a tree, we're only seeing half of it and that most of us radically underestimate the root system and how large it is. I've thought about that a lot--especially a...

IN THE BEGINNING
IN THE BEGINNING

I'm very interested in paleolithic humans and the evolution of human culture. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, we left the trees with our big brains and opposable thumbs and started creating. Th...

THE FIRE THAT CONSUMES ME
THE FIRE THAT CONSUMES ME

“The fire that consumes me” is from a Jorge Luis Borges quote about life and death and the passage of time. In the past few years, I have been focused on helping aging family members and it has...

PASSAGE
PASSAGE

This piece is my visual depiction of sitting in meditation–seeking the present moment in a brain immersed in memories, beliefs, and lots and lots of plans. Breathe in, breathe out.

THE MARINERS
THE MARINERS

“All but the mariners...have quit the vessel” is from The Tempest; I’m using it differently here than Shakespeare intended, but I love the poetry for my two small fisherman (can you see them?...

TEPOZTLAN
TEPOZTLAN

This piece is about how we live each day within what we perceive of as a concrete reality and yet, all the while, the enormity of a universe we barely understand infinitely wraps around us--expressed ...

BUT I AM THE FIRE
BUT I AM THE FIRE

This dragonfly is my version of the phoenix--both rising up and and being lifted into the perfection of the glowing circle because nobody does it alone. Hope. Love. Transf...

SPRING DIPTYCH
SPRING DIPTYCH

Sometimes when Spring is slow to take hold, you have to conjure it up yourself.

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