Circle Quilt I, II, III

I often feel that what an artist creates cannot equal what nature displays. But I can select natural elements to communicate my vision. Nature inspires me: she is my palette and is an endless source of pattern, texture, and form.  Whether I am looking at crushed stone on a mountain side or insect trails in rotting wood, I am fascinated by varieties of texture, scale, color and form. Whether looking at a macro or micro level, patterns in nature repeat in fresh and surprising ways.-I make symbolic landscapes because there are ways to look at a landscape other than recreating a snapshot of a particular vantage point. Whether reflecting planar surfaces of rock or the curve of flowing water, elements in my work come together to make landscapes of forms, weather patterns and flora in a sequence like a story of the world that I want to see. I see everything as interconnected and as a friend on told me “There is no separation in all that exists.”-Making more than one association is at the core of my work. The circle quilts – constructed from shallow copper cones and finished with translucent color  – can be interpreted as a multitude of things: flowers, cells, bubbles, or jellyfish for example.-While my everyday landscape is filled with shopping centers, traffic, and housing developments, I choose to have my personal landscape filled with the details that get overlooked in everyday life. My pieces are poems that I have written to those who view my work.-Making art makes me feel liberated from work. I think about what I am going to make, how to make it, how to vary it, what kind of new materials or new tools I can learn about and use.  I have worked in wood, metal, plastic, wire, fabric, and found objects; I have painted, welded, routed, laser cut, veneered, formed, hammered, heat formed, riveted etc.  I love my work and think I would shrivel up and die if I could not make art.  It is the air I breathe.

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I often feel that what an artist creates cannot equal what nature displays. But I can select natural elements to communicate my vision. Nature inspires me: she is my palette and is an endless source of pattern, texture, and form.  Whether I am looking at crushed stone on a mountain side or insect trails in rotting wood, I am fascinated by varieties of texture, scale, color and form. Whether looking at a macro or micro level, patterns in nature repeat in fresh and surprising ways.-I make symbolic landscapes because there are ways to look at a landscape other than recreating a snapshot of a particular vantage point. Whether reflecting planar surfaces of rock or the curve of flowing water, elements in my work come together to make landscapes of forms, weather patterns and flora in a sequence like a story of the world that I want to see. I see everything as interconnected and as a friend on told me “There is no separation in all that exists.”-Making more than one association is at the core of my work. The circle quilts – constructed from shallow copper cones and finished with translucent color  – can be interpreted as a multitude of things: flowers, cells, bubbles, or jellyfish for example.-While my everyday landscape is filled with shopping centers, traffic, and housing developments, I choose to have my personal landscape filled with the details that get overlooked in everyday life. My pieces are poems that I have written to those who view my work.-Making art makes me feel liberated from work. I think about what I am going to make, how to make it, how to vary it, what kind of new materials or new tools I can learn about and use.  I have worked in wood, metal, plastic, wire, fabric, and found objects; I have painted, welded, routed, laser cut, veneered, formed, hammered, heat formed, riveted etc.  I love my work and think I would shrivel up and die if I could not make art.  It is the air I breathe.

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