I make art as my meditation - a way to ground myself into the n o w. Making art requires me to observe (absorb) the space that I am in, to digest my surroundings into my own perception/understanding/truth. My designs and mediums are always evolving and reflecting these experiences.
I was born with a nomadic heart. I've lived many places and constantly seek opportunities to travel - explore. These journeys are my greatest source of inspiration. I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, a country rich with artisanal goods. There I was first introduced to weaving, natural dyes, silversmithing and making art out of found natural objects. Later serving again in Malawi I was deeply influenced by the rhythm of the seasons and connection to the earth. It was there when I first started working with natural fibers and clay. Moving from the southwest to the northwest to now the northeast I have found much inspiration in the different - subtle to dramatic - seasons. I'll never forget my first New England winter, isolating long and then diving into it's hot humid summer days and the romance of escapes to beaches of Cape Cod. Most recently, traveling to Portugal - teaching me about the art of tradition and discipline. I fell in love with the serenity of washed out the Mediterranean color palette and quiet cobblestone streets.