Mixed Media

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OLD GLORY
OLD GLORY

Flags (not just national flags) feel primal and emotional to me and I'm intrigued by their enormous potency as totems. I created this piece a few years into the economic crisis when I felt like we were licking our wounds and trying to get on our feet as a nation. I have more recently used it as the inspiration for my "VOTE!" poste...

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

This piece is about facing my parents frailty and confusion in the last years of their lives and my seeking to reach them--the rolled up missive inside the bottle bobbing in the waves. I frequently use letter-writing, stamps, postmarks, envelopes and bottles to explore all the ways we attempt to express ourselves and communicate with each other.

YOUR PIONEER GRANDMOTHER
YOUR PIONEER GRANDMOTHER

This is another piece in the evolving Worship Your Ancestors Series. Artifacts, fragments, stories. Somebody else's memories.

NO POSTAGE NECESSARY
NO POSTAGE NECESSARY

This piece is about climate change and is part of a slow, ongoing series where I explore the challenge of expressing ideas or emotions through purely formal elements--almost nonrepresentational, but not quite.

I stained the wood to resemble sewing pattern tissue pieces, wanting them to feel safe and familiar while also symbolizing a simplified cityscape, urban and industrial. The art...

I WILL HOLD YOU
I WILL HOLD YOU

This piece is about taking care of someone when they cannot take care of themselves. Circles within circles. My usual tools of expression--tissue paper, charcoal, pastels, glue.

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