My art portrays my love of levity. Life can be too serious and overwhelming, my art is a hug for your bad mood. The fun of experiencing a piece made by me is through the inspection of its parts, and how the details stack together to make the piece as a whole. The time and concentration that goes in to the things I create; whether it’s porcelain, a gouache painting, something with fabric or yarn, or a piece of metal art, is clearly evident. I am attracted to color and the beauty of nature, it literally tickles me to my toes. This tickle is what I reproduce in the art I create.
While most commonly I am attracted to organic shapes, curved and swirling lines, whimsical color, fragrant atmospheres and sunny dispositions. I have been venturing in to some pieces with a more serious vein. I enjoy the outdoors immensely and while I spend the majority of my time focusing on the beauty and positive energy from hiking, swimming, beach combing or just strolling through a garden. I’ve taken a piece called “A Voice for the Whales” and have churned it in to an environmental statement. I created first a serene sculpture of a humpback whale fluke and designed a water feature as a part of the sculpture. While I am so drawn to sharing art that is elegant and tastefully crafted, I realized I was missing an opportunity to say something more with my creation. So I researched the most common types of trash that are currently clogging up our oceans and all too easily I was able to pull several of these pieces from my own trash and recycle bin. We hear about things like the five garbage vortexes, (the one on the Pacific Ocean is twice the size of Texas and growing) but we don’t see it. We are removed from the reality and consequences of the issue. I hope my sculpture installation cause people do more than stop and think; I hope it calls them to action.
As we dive deeper in to the ocean and find pristine environments, or hike down a trail that was ravaged by fire and see nature rectifying the damage, so will the beauty in my art be found budding through the statement. I will continue to have hope for humanity and our ability to thrive and learn from our mistakes. To look for the levity in what seems to be dire straights and spill that hope out in to the world.