Growing up in Michigan, I have always lived near water. It is such a part of me, I cannot imagine being unable to observe its colors, movement, reflections, life and beauty. It is no coincidence that the artform I love requires water for its birth. Much of my work reflects the colors of the storms and the calm, placid days that we see in the Northwest.
I love working with and making handmade paper and my artwork is created with my own handmade paper. Pulp painting makes the fine lines and patterns. My work includes both 2-dimensional wall pieces and little 3-dimensional paper houses. My pieces often relate to the house as a refuge for both people and other creatures. “High Tide” is a little house recalling floods and one way to deal with high water.
Categories: Collage, Mixed Media