My goal is not to get people to connect with me, but to truly connect with themselves, to ask themselves questions about who they really are as people. When we do that, we realize we have similarities with those around us, shared struggles. I believe that true change - both personal and social change - comes from that still, quiet place within each of us where we face the fables and mythologies we create in our own lives and, in turn, question our preconceived notions about others.Read More
I draw inspiration from the natural world, myth, symbol and story, from the collaborative process, and being open to possibility and chance. The energy and give and take of the collaborative process is always part of my work with children and other community-based art projects. I was part of a bi-lingual storytelling group that used music, puppets and masks to share stories with children and families in libraries throughout northwest Oregon. Along with five other artists, I am part of a critique group which meets monthly to share current projects and offer feedback to each other.