In my art practice I play with the meanings of familiar objects, and create space for feminine viewpoints. I delve into a variety of issues: the complexities of relationships, how we view one another, and the serenity of contemplative spaces inspired by nature. I find comfort in these themes. My work reflects my experiences as a woman, wife, and mother. I am fundamentally nurturing and supportive, and I manifest these characteristics in my mosaic art.
Working with low-tech materials, such as concrete, remnants of glass, tile, and cast off materials, I focus on color, pattern, and texture to create contemporary mosaic art. My inspiration for color comes from outdoor spaces, particularly the Northern California landscape. Being in nature gives me time to focus my thoughts and see things in a new light, conceptually and physically. Found objects and natural materials are often integrated in my sculptural pieces. As I construct a whole out of many small pieces I continually look for clarity of vision, and seek to juxtapose tension with harmony.
I enjoy the technical challenges my work presents, whether applying the tesserae to a substrate that I cast in concrete, building up an armature of wire mesh, or repurposing ceramic roof tile. I create work that is durable, with a physical presence, and strong tactile sensations.
California College of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1986