Textures and patterns in nature have always fascinated me. Even before the metamorphic potential of glazes captured me and eclipsed the urge to paint, symbols, ceremonies, and subtle images were of major interest.
Many of my current pieces revolve around patterns created with the crochet hook or in lace making, women’s work. Functional, these pieces are meant to be touched, handled and enrich the daily ritual of nourishment. I call them Heartfull Art for Everyday Use. Often the underside is as interesting as the obvious surface.
Woven or beaded pieces follow early painting grid themes. Like fabric, or screens, they gather the threads of existence into various forms. The Puzzle Piece Series explores inside and outside or how it all fits together., like heads and shoulders moving through the “great out there”, looking at how we fit into It All.
Glazing with a painter’s point of view often translates into multiple firings before a piece resonates with me. With each new glaring and firing comes deeper depth and visual excitement. In addition to functional art, some of my work is meant to hang on the wall. There is a Flying Carpet Series and a Funny Money Series.
Showing only in New Mexico, my work can be seen at Sterling Fine Art, and Finn’s in Silver City, the Chiricahua Gallery in Rodeo, the Cloudcroft Gallery in Cloudcroft and occasionally at my home studio in Silver City - by appointment.