My art pieces range from digital photographs to collages in fabric or paper. They include art quilts and structures like handbound books. The images range from figurative to abstract and are often very colorful. They reflect an effort to capture a moment in time and space that intrigues me. To my mind, a successful piece has the ability to make the viewer smile or wonder, or perhaps think twice.
My approach to art has often been that of a puzzle solver. Over the years I have played with a variety of experimental techniques — Polaroid transfers or serigraphs or fused images on cloth. The puzzle is solved if a completed piece “dances” or invites me to a "picnic" in terms of compositional balance, color play, or concept. I want the finished piece to have spontaneity — to reflect a life of its own.
While I use a wide variety of materials and processes, I have found a certain consistency in the pieces that I regard as my best. There is attention to detail, yet most pieces have a relative simplicity about them (derived from a desire to make order out of chaos, maybe). Finally, they reflect an eagerness to tell stories — about people or nature or life.
“If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying.” Wynton Marsalis