Artist Statement

As an artist, I want to share that one moment of beauty that either calmed me or made me smile.  I feel compelled to take that transitory thought or image into reality.
              Or at least my version of reality.

It has always taken many photos of a single image to reach that result.  I have seen the image and knew I had to keep it but it takes multiple viewings to know that true one.  After time passes I view the image again and might feel more emotions - yearning, serene, contentment, satisfaction - - And I have the desire to share it in hopes that  it will feed the same emotional connection in others.

For my creations, I collect objects knowing they have an alternate use.  That amazing tree stump could be a backdrop to a mini garden.  That driftwood certainly has the shape of a sign.   The background paper created with citra solv is perfect for a quote or saying saved from long ago.

I continue to experiment with new processes in assembly - be it digital manipulation of photos and background papers or assemblages of found objects.  I want to take that conceptual image of what can the materials  become  and allow them to be that creation.

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