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Artist's Statement

My pieces emerge from time spent with the materials I continually collect: beads, nails, wood, paper, color in every form and medium. I develop the pieces as I walk our woods and fields and observe the land, the rhythms and the organisms around me. I do not strive to reproduce what I see.  Rather, I strive to reproduce the feelings of closeness I have to the land through rich and complex colors and textures. My work sustains me, and it is an offering to others to drift into a place of safety and contemplation.