Collage on Brushed Metal

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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.

SPRING DIPTYCH
SPRING DIPTYCH

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

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.

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. Transformation.

Letter to Winter Fan
Letter to Winter Fan

This piece is a larger exploration of seasonal transitions--when warmth starts to peek through the cool and the light starts to change. And winter always feels to me like a mix of crisp brightness and life half buried. I love how the fan shape expresses both movement and stillness--in this piece, I hope it expresses a kind of joyful *pow*.

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. The interference oil colors that I used no the background makes the imagery behind the bodhisattva seems to emerge and recede at different times of day creating a kind of etheral quality that I like.

THE GREEN BEYOND
THE GREEN BEYOND

I lived in an urban environment for over 20 years and had created a green oasis inside the walls of my tiny courtyard. I am intrigued by the intersection between nature and the city and I tried to overlap it here in this piece the way it's overlapped in my life.

ANCIENT OCEAN
ANCIENT OCEAN

This piece was inspired by hikes I used to take in the Monzano and Sandia mountains outside of Albuquerque, NM. The long vistas of the high desert landscape look like the bottom of the ocean-- and of course they once were. The fan shape creates a feeling of both movement and stillness that I am using more and more in my work.

Forest Bath Fan
Forest Bath Fan

I wanted to capture that feeling of lush green with a scintillating light.

CHURCH OF WINTER
CHURCH OF WINTER

This piece is about light and color in winter--I love dusk and dawn and the light on its way out of or into each day. Twenty-three carat gold leaf gave me a stained glass window feeling that I thought captured that feeling of sacredness we all experience when immersed in nature's beauty.

Time is a River
Time is a River

This piece was commissioned by the Organ Donor Network of NY for their reception/lobby  area. It's a 4" x 8" grid and is inspired by a quote by Jorge Luis Borges and portions of the lines are woven in and out of the garden image. Butterflies are also an important symbol in the Organ Donor Community. The quote is as follows: Time is the substance from which I am made. "Time is a river which c...

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.

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 here as a kind of peeled back corner (top right) that reveals a swirling vastness lying just behind (and maybe within and around) an otherwise serene interior.

STRENGTH TOTEM
STRENGTH TOTEM

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

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, and the real life difficulties that drive people to take that risk.

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