work has always been strongly influenced by the natural world and
by the quest to interpret it through close observation. The real
drama within nature occurs for me in an intimate relationship between
the object and the observer.
my career, I have consistently worked both as a painter and as a
tapestry weaver. The challenge of looking closely at natural objects
to see what their deeper structures reveal and inspire to the creative
eyethe manifestations of tremendous natural energy creatively
transformed through metamorphosis (e.g. bud to blossom, larva to
mature insect)hold a special attraction for me.
my effort to explore the possibilities for abstract interpretation
of the minute forms, patterns, and colors revealed to me, I have
at various times turned to the complex patterns of microscopic phenomena
for thematic inspiration in my work.
is, after all, the ultimate model of creative expression, and is
the mainspring for the creative impulse, culminating in an intimate
relationship which does more than seek faithful realism as its end.
My attention is concentrated on the question of the beauty of natural
energy as manifested in the final work.
two modes of expression through which I reveal my inner vision--the
painted image and the woven tapestry--create a synergy enabling
one technique to nourish the other, each in its own time.