Nomadic Alter, Stitch Collage, Ink on Rice Paper, 14" X 13"
I weave a story through intuitive mark-making. The rhythm of nature and our connection to the earth guide my expression. A sound belief in the invisible energy that moves through all things fuels my wonder. I use marks, textures, shapes, and lines to convey a sense of balance, harmony, and visual poetry. The element of touch is an important aspect of my work. I often use stitching to connect segments of my marked paper.
The spirit of tools and materials also inspire my practice. Paper I have collected from around the world and over time is an important element. I use natural as opposed to synthetic material as much as possible. Some of the ink I brew myself with local walnuts gathered from a tree near my home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
My work is a metaphor for connection and relationship. I hope the viewer will find this reflection thought-provoking, peaceful, and contemplative.