Artist Statement

Information is knowing.  Communication is telling. There must be something of value in the knowing to make the telling meaningful.

In the studio, I work with materials, tools and research to form my ideas and tell stories. My art is based on using the potent language of geometry and using materials in non-traditional ways. These ways include manipulating light with tinted glass overlays, or imploding the directional flow of a labyrinth to create a dynamic path in search of its center -to my current sheet metal paintings about place as memory. 

As an educator, I work with young people in much the same way, but my focus is for them to tell their own story through art.  To do this they learn to stand in their truth and value who they are, and in this process, they opt for compassion toward themselves and for others.