"Quilt" 36x36x2 2020
My 50 year artistic journey has led me through printmaking, graphic design, painting, teaching and building 3D collage assemblages and sculptures.
I have not been afraid to change direction, even radically, as long as the work I am producing at any given time feels like a true expression of my interests and feelings.
My work has been called: "unique, surprising, spiritual, beautiful and disturbing."
My assemblage work is largely material driven.
Small objects available in multiples, especially cylindrical or round forms, speak to me. I challenge myself to reinvent their meaning and function in many ways: narrative, political, humorous, symbolic, tactile, spatial and over all, visual. Developing new stories and designs with each of these objects can sustain my interest for years.
My recent work is inspired by obsolete floppy disks and their cases. Their circle in a square format offer me both explorations of geometric design, and many ideas for narrative statements.