Since I was a child, "art" has been a way for me to dialogue with myself, a solitary time, to investigate complex experiences and emotions that accompany them. My work explores the inner landscape, sharing the journey in a way my capacity for language does not allow. Materials, textures, marks, shapes, and composition are the elements of this language
Jung said it succinctly "To the extent that I managed to translate emotions into images- that is to say, to find the images concealed in the emotions- I was inwardly calmed and reassured."
IN THE GALLERIES
In new work, I continue to work with the materials as metaphor. I use newspaper because it represents what the "outside world" thinks of as important. I contrast that with enlarged images of human blood cells and paint....to bring me back into my home, my body, my priorities.
"Drawings and experiments"- The materials are chosen to convey the sense of vulnerability I feel in this political time.
"Sculptures" I worked with the house form for several years. It became a symbol for my body, the place I reside. The materials were chosen to convey the feeling I was working with in each sculpture. I work until I feel a sense of resolution. At times I am following a known thread into an outer territory and sometimes I am pulled along, following without any idea why. Sounds like life, eh?
The Rumi poem on the websites opening page, was discovered toward the end of the house sculpture exploration and surprisingly expressed the process beautifully.
"Finding Center" I carved into the center of the 6x6 inch woodblocks. The small size and masked center is intended to draw you in close. We see the outer appearance; what"s in the inner depths?
I hope that you respond to some of the work; I would love to hear from you.