Asherah, the early “tree goddess” consort to Yahweh of the Old Testament, was banished from temple worship as Judaism evolved into a patriarchal, monolithic paradigm. This series of prints is part of a body of work and patterning exploring her meaning for contemporary worship.
Hand dyed and printed textile pieces intermingled with digitally produced counterparts, with hand and machine stitching. 40” h x 75” w
A compilation rift of original dyed, hand printed, and digitalized textiles with hand stitch, that articulates fluid movement between platforms, in this case traditional Shibori method and digitalization.
Lino Cuts with gouache and Chine collé48” h x 36” w
The Greek Gods and Goddesses are frequent visitors. Artemis, with her attachment to the woods, animals and a natural surround presented herself simultaneous to my relocating to studio space on the rural Northern California Coastline.
This is a third generation print that paired a linocut of Medusa over a digitally reproduced pattern from the mixed media piece w/ silkscreen titled “Sea Fruit”. 42” h x 42” w
The piece reflects an ongoing interest in narratives around unarticulated female passion and rage (hence the reference to Medusa), as well as an ongoing inclination to approach process with iterations of thematic schemes.
Mixed Media w/ etching and accordion construct.15” h x 111" w
Spirituality is a constant theme in my work, and for many a year I started my day with a meditation from St. Francis. I’ll pull from Christian mysticism, Jewish liturgy, and Buddhist teaching with a life of simplicity and devotion to animals always a standout.