My artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. The collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, the American Folk Art Museum and the Phoenix Airport Museum include my artwork. While the Archives of American Art-Smithsonian Institution collected a number of my studio journals.
In 2005 I was awarded a month artist residency in Yosemite National Park. In 2009 the Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded me an Artists Project Grant for my project — “Expanding the Digital Print to Uncommon Surfaces.” This career changing experience led to my self – published book in 2013 – “Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces: the definitive source.” In 2012 I received a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
A variety of arts publications include my work — including Fiber Arts, Surface, American Style, Folk Art Magazine, The Metropolitan Spirit, Log Home Design Ideas, Quilting Arts, Scarlet Pink and New Zealand Quilter. Art Business News named me a trendsetter in 2001 as an emerging artist.
I work with metal in fiber-like ways. The inspiration for my art is directly related to my lifelong fascination with forests and trees. Investigating the forms, shapes and textures of forests and their environs—I create abstract moments of time and a visual space to peruse. In each separate piece something emerges as I shape, bend, form and weld my base metals. My medium is steel. Copper is often included with the other elements that add texture and interest to a piece.
My art is intuitive, expressed directly through the materials I choose. Working with tangible materials; moment by moment, allows me to achieve the form and flow of my artwork. I create a vision that includes texture, layers, shapes, digital imaging, form and structure. My inclination is to often use materials for other than what they are intended. This keeps me from following a preconceived path and at times creates a sense of tension and even surprise in the finished piece.
A variety of arts publications including Fiber Arts, Surface, American Style, Folk Art Magazine, The Metropolitan Spirit, Log Home Design Ideas, Quilting Arts, Scarlet Pink and New Zealand Quilter. She was named a “trendsetter”in Art Business News—2001 as an emerging artist have included my artwork. Fiber Arts Design Book #7 includes one of her fiber pieces. My work also appears in several catalogues including, Six Continents of Quilts: The Museum of Arts & Design Collection, 2003 Masterpieces: Spirit and Strength, and Tied Together: Textile Art in the 21st Century.