I love decorativeness and the possibility that decoration can transcend itself; I use the word "transcend" cautiously.
My work is self-referential (about itself). I try to capture some sense of an experience I have had, or one I would like to have.
I make art with the intent of clarifying for myself the meaning of my original vision. I want art that is beautiful, humorous and
somehow self-evident. The art should be its own justification.
Objects, materials or simple actions from my surroundings present themselves as possibilities for art making. The inspiration comes
first, then I try to locate its meaning.
Professional artist for 20 years; currently teaching art at Spokane Falls Community College and Whitworth University in Spokane.
Exhibited in Seattle, New York, Portland, Oregon and Spokane.
BA in Art and Art History from Eastern Washington University in 1989.
MFA from School of the Visual Arts in N.Y.C. in 2000.
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