Since the age of six, my art is how I've escaped the world.

And how I've connected with it. 

 

 

I cannot remember a time when making art wasn’t the center of who I am and not just what I do. It's been my mirror, my teacher, my solace. It's how I let you see me.

My early work in sculpture, 25 years ago, appears raw and intense, angry, sad -- a longing in them difficult for me to see when I look at them now. The eyes are closed, the mouth open, the gesture of their hands, the tilt of the head and rigid shoulders, the arms reaching out and up and feet set wide apart all convey an anguish. I didn't think about what I was doing. I didn't think about what the pieces were saying. I just kept moving my hands. It was fear, loneliness and grief that pushed me to that unconscious place, but it liberated me.

And it healed me.

Now.

Seven years past great loss…  I'm completing a piece, one I fought with for weeks, now changed, now yes, right. It feels right. The mirror reflects more softly. The eyes are open, the head turned ever so slightly, the mouth relaxed, the shoulders sloped downward, the arms at the hips, the hands quiet. So subtle are the changes I didn't realize the when or how, which is how it should be. Don't think about it, just move your hands. It was stillness, simplicity and time that pushed me to that unconscious place, and it liberated me.

Here, now, another beginning. My hands work without thought, weaving my work together, a familiar pattern I love. The eyes?

Open.

 

ADDITIONAL REPRESENTING GALLERIES

 

Lucky Street Gallery
1204 White Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-3973

Seager Gray Gallery
23 Sunnyside Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-384-8288

Snyderman-Works Gallery
303 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-922-7775

Sue Greenwood Fine Art
330 N Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
4949-494-0669

Watson MacRae Gallery
2340 Periwinkle Way, #B3
Sanibel, FL 33957
239-476-3386

 

RESUME

JURIED SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1997-2002, 2004

American Craft Council, Baltimore, Maryland 2001-2004

Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, Colorado 1997-2003, 2006-2008
Second Place, Mixed Media, 1997

Coconut Grove Art Festival, Miami, Florida 1996-2008, 2014
First Place, Mixed Media, 2005, 2006
Best of Show, 2000
Third Place, Mixed Media, 1997

Four Bridges Art Festival, Chattanooga, Tennessee 2009-2008
Best of Show, 2008

Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2013

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana 1998-2016
Best of Show, 1998
Peer Juror, 2004, 2011, 2014

Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois 1999-2010, 2013-2016
Poster Artist, 2007

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1998-2012, 2014

Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, Missouri 1996-2012, 2012-2016
Jurors Award, 2008, 2017
Artist Award, 2005, 2006
First Place, Mixed Media,  1996, 2002
Second Place, Mixed Media, 1997, 2001
Show Juror, 2000

Saint Louis Art Fair, Saint Louis, Missouri 1996-1997, 1999-2004, 2008, 2011, 2013-2015
Best of Show, 2002
First Place, Mixed Media, 1999, 2000

Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, California 1998-2000, 2004-2008, 2010-2012
Best of Show and First Place, Mixed Media 2006, 2011
First Place, Mixed Media, 1998
Winter Park Art Festival, Winter Park, Florida 1994, 1996-2006, 2009, 2013, 2016
Award of Merit, 2013
Award of Distinction, 2006
Award of Excellence, 2005
First Place, Mixed Media, 2004
Third Place, Mixed Media, 2005
Best of Show, 1999
First Place, Sculpture, 1994