My artwork reflects the family traditions that I was raised with and the value that was instilled in me for creating items by hand. The work ethic of farm life and the appreciation of a partnership with nature have greatly influenced my artistic process and imagery.
As we become
technologically dependent, the old ways of hand made get lost. We loose
a connection to the world around us that working with our hands brings.
This is why my work is hand printed without computers, my silk-screens
hand drawn without photo emulsion processes, my lino blocks hand carved,
inked, and pressed putting my direct touch on every aspect of my work. I
work from home with every day tools that anyone could access.
art to express that which is felt but unseen and to engage myself and
the viewer with things we may have forgotten: the connection to our
roots, to childhood, nature, mystery, and the unknown. It is easy to
forget that we are creative from birth and stifle the impulse to play. I
hope with my art to stir some of those hidden inclinations back to life
both in myself and in the viewer.