I have always been interested in

landscape and nature. Even

though I don’t paint landscapes

per se, I am aware of references

to and influences from the land,

the earth and elemental forces in

my work whether it is jewelry,

textiles or mixed media. I am

inspired by the natural world,

interpreting and filtering

influences and forms to create a

personal iconography and

language. I often use natural

materials and found objects and

I strive for an honesty to

materials in all media. Things

are what they are; there are also

layers of meaning and intent

that contribute talismanic qualities

to my work.