Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
I find many aspects of ornament compelling. The stylization of nature, motifs that are enhanced through repetition, the constraints of symmetry and other design strategies on natural forms, the use of pattern as a way to measure time, as well as ornament’s ability to mask or create illusions are all the focus of my work.
Most recently I have added an exploration of color and layering to the textured surfaces I have always used.
My interest in ornament has evolved from personal adornment to large vessels and sculptural forms.