Putting things together - solving problems of materials, placement, and attachment - has always been deeply satisfying to me. I love tactile interaction with materials; tying knots, the slick and stick of paint on canvas, the sheen of antique silk, the almost lacy edge of rusted metal, the stories in wood and stone.
I particularly enjoy the patina of old things that possess a resonance of memory and time. I make sculpture from old, found things, transforming and combining them with objects from nature to create art that explores grace and beauty within the ordinary and responds to questions of what is valued in our time.
The enduring beauty of the natural world inspires and leads me. I am especially connected to and grateful for the glaciers and wild valleys of the North Cascade mountains in Washington State, the expansive skies and Ponderosa Pine forests of Arizona's Mogollon Highlands, the lush and mysterious lowcountry of South Carolina, and the sweet fields, forests, and shorelines of New England. I split my time between studios in Prescott Arizona and Bellingham, Washington.