is a word that has been close to me since childhood. I feel free and light when accessing my creativity. I am passionate about bringing this type of freedom to others to heal the tensions of our society.
When I think of my art, I can’t help but bring the outside elements in. My art connects the community and the natural world. I really need all three to feel most fulfilled - art happening outside with others is the most satisfying to me.
I believe that art happens in a moment. I’m most comfortable with the process of art, and less interested in the end-product. I enjoy accessing my creativity and all the movement that happens along the way. To me, there is art in all that we do. We are living art all the time. It shows in our choices, our behaviors, our interactions with the people, animals, plants and materials of this world. My art that I’m most proud of are the pieces that evoke a sense of energy or feeling. I like the ones that are the most interactive, unexpected, flawed, present, moving, fleeting, changing.
My materials are found objects, things that can be repurposed and given a new life. I am passionate about the reuse of materials and expressing the problem of plastic ocean pollution. I want to tell this story and bring an awareness about valuing and respecting materials. An ultimate in creativity happens when we can consciously create with open-ended, reusable resources.
I’m passionate about giving people the time and space to get in touch with their creativity. I do this through my Green Art Labs - creative arts classes with reusable materials. I’m elated to have started an art program with kids at Juvenile Hall as well as an art collective for adults who are challenged with mental illnesses, substance abuse and homelessness.
Art for all!