An atmosphere of quiet, magical, and psychological space is the desired setting for the images that I want to express in various forms. Sometimes my artwork is focused on deep and serious experience - both personal and universal - such as in my fabric sculpture, "Hope is the Thing With Feathers." At other times my work includes humor, as in my sculptures of miniature pigs in an orchestra ("Porkestra") or in a circus ("Cirque du Sooey.") Even in the lighter, more whimsical pieces, my intent is to create a mood and a magical environment that the viewer can enter and enjoy. I am inspired by birds, which stand alone as singular forms or often make their appearance in my more complex works.
In my sculptures I work with many materials: fabric, wire, polyform, earth clay, resin, plaster, wax and paint. My commissioned life-size fabric human sculptures are in personal collections nationally, and many of my works have been exhibited and have won awards in juried exhibitions.
Being involved in the process of sculpting, drawing, painting, or playing music has been a source of deep enjoyment throughout my lifetime. I have pursued both academic and private training in art, music, psychology, and the transformative power of the arts.