Making art is an instinctive process and I delight in the mysterious unfolding of the images. Working variously in painting, monoprinting, sculpture and drawing allows me to explore different but overlapping visual interests. My first act is to respond to and improvise with the materials at hand. Every material has its own energy and possibilities. If I am using ink and paper to make monoprints, I feel the thinness and transparency of the ink; the quality of the paper, the colors of both. When sculpting I enjoy putting different elements together; finding the relationships of forms in simple materials like paper, cloth, wood, wire, pins. I am fascinated by the balance between chaos and order. I like to work and play with the tension between opposites until the work becomes alive. I feel the music in the work, specifically, the sounds of free form improvisation. Perhaps this is called being open to form and formlessness. When we come to art with an open mind the possibilities are endless.
Mount Mary College
Bachelor of Arts, 1961