recycled book pages, artist printed digital silk organza, scrim, pearl cotton, stitched text, hand stitching.32x22
Text- The old walls glisten with age setting off a single arched window, shimmering a golden radiance from the sunlit vista beyond. The distance rumble of ocean waves, fill the nearly empty room, echoing from the bay below. Catching smells of damp salty air, I felt transported across the ages to when Iona Abby was first used. There’s a certain peace within as if the prayers of so many, so long ago, still reverberated, bound in its walls, captured in stone for me and anyone else who cares to listen.
Artist printed digital silk organza, recycled papers, letters, and found materials, cheesecloth, satin varnish, mica medium.28x44
Text- Mercy, Mercy, Shh, I need to hear in the silence. Silence is always truth. That’s where I can hear the thoughts of my soul, to share with my sisters, to remember to remember. This thought in the next period to battle the weeds of negativity. Remember the positive. This is the way I can steer my perceptions. Become aware because you were you and I was me and we are all one in spirit. A kind of Chrysalis. Bringing our beings into a world that needs us so much! To heal our planet, we start with our minds! Awareness. Change. Hope. We can move forward. We may be At the end but instead let us begin! Hope will spring!
recycled quilt top, paint, ferns, black eye Susan petals, paper, image printed by artist on digital ready silk organza, opaque flake, lava and other mediums, pearl cotton and leaf skeletons. 29x55
Mother Earth provides us with the elements to grow and mature, teaching us lessons of the rock, the feather, flowers and leaves. Give us deep regard for your sacredness. Let us learn to care for each other more than things. Thank you, great orb that sails us through the universe. Blessings, blessings, blessings. I give you deep reverence for you sacred gifts.
Recycled teabags and pieces of recycled Japanese newspaper, artist printed digital silk organza, image, pearl cotton 17x22
The digital silk organza photograph overlays recycled teabag liners collage, offers the feeling of floating, face up in the water. The water parts to let me breathe, to sigh deeply, to restore my perspective.
I create, and the piece responds. A dialogue is started until the piece is finished. each work becomes an obsession. time is condensed, becomes almost irrelevant. I don't keep hours, I 'work' all the time. to say how long any one-piece takes is very difficult. the simple mechanics of a piece can take several months but the conception, the idea, is very hard to capture. it is the germ, the heart of the process. it’s why I do it.
Artist printed digital ready canvas, felt, dyed pearl cotton, UV medium and paint. 40x40
Taking the time to take the time. A large part of my personal Spirituality Iconography is to go outdoors, to bring the outside in. The elements and my dialogue with nature becomes a part of the work. I bring photographs to my computer and combine them digitally. I play, edit, enhance, layer and change the photographs in ways that almost captures those moments where my soul touches the spirit!
Artist printed photographs of leaf printing, embedded handcrafted flax papers, overdyed with Indigo, eco-dyed papers, tied with pearl cotton and yarn.51x62
Walking while I wonder is a treasured activity, time to re-connect. I take myself to the woods, ocean, nature. Going outside to go inside. This is what matters. The time it takes to re-connect. I can’t do that inside. It happens when I take myself to the woods, the ocean, in nature. Going outside to go inside.