My artwork is a reflection of my life experiences; themes that I’m currently exploring vary from love, motherhood and attachment to betrayal and loss. My compositions are abstract, with nuanced colors and varied textures. My inspiration comes from outdoor spaces, particularly the Northern California landscape. Being in nature gives me time to focus my thoughts and see things in a new light, conceptually and physically.
The Circle Studies are about contemplative spaces. When choosing colors, I have a particular landscape, feeling, or familiar experience in mind. Simple circles interact and become elusively evocative ever-changing patterns with emotional content. As I construct a whole out of many small pieces I continually look for clarity of vision and harmony. The laborious process of creating the artwork gives me focus and serenity.
My art practice takes me in two complementary directions: fine art mosaics and commission work for public and private spaces. I enjoy the technical challenges my work presents, whether applying tesserae to a concrete substrate or welding a steel armature. I create work that is durable, with a physical presence, and strong tactile sensations.