My work is focused on energy and its various ability to the maker and the viewer as a transformative agent. I work from the heart and mind as one, creating only work that is evolutionary in it’s intention and purposefully unattached to the past.
My current body of printed work are focusing in two areas;
- Acrylic monotypes with haiku called ‘truth’. The series begun in 2017 and explores the idea that all truth is really our own, and why not have fun with how that can manifest. The works are completed on hinged paper to create a printed image in layers. Sometimes the plate becomes as interesting as the printed side. When they are complete to my satisfaction, they will evoke a haiku that carries a complementary message.
- The second focus is ‘plants’, mostly weeds and herbs foraged in Washington, D.C. It is grounding, of the earth and sun where energy is sourced and recycled by plants. The ‘plant’ monotype series playing with tannins that naturally secrete from the plants, mixed with inks using subtractive and additive processes for colorizing. Most are completed on BFK Reeves etching paper, some using plates, some prints are plateless.
Good art is detached from expectations, perhaps even my own. These mono-types and haiku invite me to experience something new; enlightening, healing, spiritual, energetic, evolutionary — a panacea for now, and perhaps some insight into what is to come…
Quite a while ago I received my degree in fine arts. Since then, I spent 10 years as a graphic designer, 20 years running an advertising agency, eight years as foster parent for DC teens, and co-invented and brought to market the first wristband that calculates sun exposure. I’m a certified nutritional cook, dancer, sailor, meditator and artist. I continue my work with DC youth through The Inspire Project and NASA. My art is about consciousness evolution, combining monotype printing, painting, mixed media and poetry. I reside on Capitol Hill and am originally from Erie, Pennsylvania
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