My mixed media, fiber, and textile art explores the importance of change and being able to release the past in order to facilitate personal growth, empowerment, and transformation. The utilization of mythic figures, archetypes, motifs, and themes allows me to explore letting go of the familiar, safe, and secure in order to travel to the dark, often frightening, places of the soul.
I use layers of digital images, ink, paint, handmade paper, ephemera, beads, textiles, fibers, and glass to create one-of-a-kind works of art in which some of the images remain visible while others become fragmented, distorted, veiled, or buried. The resulting piece is complex and multi-layered in the same way that life is complex and multi-layered. True understanding comes with the ability and willingness to envision what is below the surface.
My imagery, taken from indigenous cultures, mythology, fairytales, and the Tarot, requires a level of introspection… an inward journey and a willingness to face both the positive and negative aspects of life. As a result, the process of creation becomes an excavation of self. What should remain visible? What should be hidden from view? How do our experiences and cultures control our perceptions? What impact do these perceptions have on our view of reality and illusion? Through my art I want the viewer to question, explore, and discover their own truth.