Formerly on the 3rd Coast now living in Santa Fe
I was influenced growing up among family members who worked with their hands. Along with my studies at U.W. Milwaukee, I had classes with Professor Ruth Gao who introduced me to visiting artists Elizabeth Tuttle, John McQueen and Diane Itter, who have had a huge impact on my work.
Travel, along with daily interaction with many cultures, has broadened my world and influenced my work. Small details in nature from seed pods, to nests are always subconsciously with me.
I like to experiment with color, texture and form. The variations in color and pattern are a product of the slow, intricate, process of construction. The intimate, personal, handmade nature of my work is what I hope people respond to.