I always want to touch everything. I enjoy the physical sensation of weaving, coiling, twining and plaiting, whether its painted paper strips, rattan, twine, yarn, or other materials. Mixing paint is a wondrous experience, something I’ve enjoyed for decades. I choose my colors in many ways, sometimes inspired by a painting, photograph or vista. At other times music or scents spark an idea. The magic of two or three or more pigments coming together into a new hue is delightful.
I manifest these tactile qualities in the form of woven vessels. I love the diversity of shapes. Currently I am focusing on the traditional cathead basket form. The basic shape of a cathead is defined, but how the curves undulate is up to me. When I finish a basket, I need to hold it. Vessels are special because of their ability to hold things – precious things, mundane things, sacred things, hopes, beauty, new life.
I strive for a harmonious fusion of radiant color and sensuous form and I hope the person viewing my art will experience the same desire to hold it as I do.
In my evolution as an artist, I am now exploring other materials and forms as a means of communicating my own experiences and feelings.
2018 Small Works Show, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA
2018 No Place Like Home, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
2018 Monster Misunderstood, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA
2018 Arlington Open Studios, Arlington, MA
2017 Illumination, Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA
2017 Arlington Open Studios, Arlington, MA
2017 The Fabrication of Imagination, Arts League of Lowell, Lowell, MA
2017 RIPPLE: collaborative public art installation, Arlington, MA
2016 Arlington Center for the Arts Member Show, Arlington, MA
Arlington Cultural Council Co-Chair (July 2017-present)
Art Links Arlington, co-founder
Surface Design Association
National Basketry Organization