Making art is a continuous process of making decisions. It involves concentrated looking, seeing, imagining and manipulating materials. Ideas feed on each other and multiply.
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing, painting or doing some kind of craft. At five I tried to make a merry-go-round on the record player turntable, but all the paper pieces kept falling off or blowing away when I turned it on.
I’ve done ceramics, painting, sewing, knitting, embroidery, batik, stained and etched glass, metal sculpture, and always photography. On the recommendation of a friend, I visited the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. and was intrigued and invigorated by the limitless possibilities that printmaking offers. Monotypes and paper lithography took over my art life. Then I began doing collages as well. When I added birch bark to the collages it led me in another new direction. I began to use natural materials almost exclusively. Materials like wasp nest, feathers, stones and lichen with the bark. That too will, no doubt, eventually lead in new directions………..