Gouache and graphite, 22" x 30"
DRAWING. Close and persistent observation of the natural world compels me to draw. Viewing found objects as visual metaphor and experiencing the objects through drawing, I uncover personal and universal
truths with implications for living in a contemporary world. The natural objects used in my work are carefully selected as the means to symbolically explore ancient narratives and connect physically to everyday experience. What appears mundane and simple reveals complexity, intricate relationships and layers of fractured meaning that I painstakingly work to reassemble and understand.
WEAVING. The practice of drawing with imagery begins with questions, while weaving a slow, repetitive, and methodical process creates the time and a place for questions to arise. While weaving, answers come inside tight restrains defined by the medium and its measured making. Preparation, repetition, craft and trust develop utilitarian objects ranging from the sacred to the mundane, woven with yarn and questions, culminating in
product and now and again answers.
Remnants from the Nest
Eve: a Mother's Dance
Moshe, Isaac, Noah
Kriah, Rending the Garment