|I am a visual storyteller.
I am fascinated with the components that
make stories and characters rich, real and worth contemplating. My work is a vehicle in which to present and reiterate visual
tales about people, places, events and ideas that concern me. Some of the stories
feature real people (some I know personally. Some I have never met, but read
about, studied and imagined). Others are works of fiction inspired by things I have read
or places I have visited that piqued my curiosity.
|Because my work has a strong connection
through repeated use of images and metaphors, I feel free to use whatever medium at my
disposal to create many times it is clay or pastel on paper, sometimes it is wood -
sticks or leaves from the tree in my backyard, or the incorporation of a myriad of found
and saved items, such as an old paper bag from the pizza restaurant, a small print I made,
or a postage stamp or dried up root given by a friend. I often feel that really what
I am making are 2-d and 3-d collages, with a mish-mash of different parts that strive to
create a harmonious union, like the bits and pieces that make up a cherished memory.
Thank you for taking time to view my work! I hope you
enjoy the stories I have to tell.