ARTIST | POET | ACTIVIST
In our “busy being busy” world,
sitting still can feel like an act of defiance.
Going inward, editing the noise, using my hands. I seek to make beauty
out of the every day - the discarded, the overlooked, the mundane.
Raised by a mystical grandmother who taught me how to look,
to touch, to feel - I had an early interest with color and craft -
with objects found in the trash and on the streets.
Paper is my super power - stationary, gift wrap, tissue paper,
toilet paper, paper towels - banal in many ways. These ‘poor man’
materials defy convention, inspiring me to further explore their
possibilities. I remain in service to the materials /
to secrets they wish to reveal. Paper becomes.
I paint with paper to create bold and textured fields, shapes and color.
My studio practice is quiet: touch, tug, tear, repeat / touch, tug, tear, repeat. Hands in motion, my fingers are my favorite tool.