2018-Present Art Pieces

“a lament for the world”
iron, grapevine, wire, barbed wire, fiber, beads, acrylic on canvas
As we spoil this sustaining earth-nest with disregard for the well-being of all, tears abound for everything that has been lost and is endangered.
“boundary layer”
acrylic on glass layers
That richly-trafficked interface, or boundary layer where air consorts with soil, exemplifies how we might live in this time of collapse.
Fungi, lichens, mosses, root systems, humus, all are in perpetual communication with one another—sharing nutrients, sensing danger/imbalance, sending aid to those in jeopardy.
This is earth’s virtual community enhancing survival under duress.
(my inspiration: Kem Luther, Boundary Layer; Exploring the Genius Between Worlds, 2016)
“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall . . .”
ink and acrylic
Many years ago three adjacent city neighbors opted to connect their three backyards.
We continue to enjoy the visual spaciousness and ready access to conversation as we come and go.
Garden ideas, fresh plums, a shared herb and vegetable bed add to the benefits.
This studio-carriage-house-backyard view inspires the four artists who live here side by side.
Plus, it’s a bird and bio-diversity mecca . . . all within contemporary Lancaster city!
Go to the places that scare you
bamboo/mixed media assemblage

You have to go to the places that scare you so that you can see: 
·      What do you really believe? 
·      Who are you really? 
·      Are you prepared to take this all the way to wherever the truth leads you 
and accept that you have to figure out different ways of confronting reality?
Alice Walkerinterview 2020
YES magazine
Detail 1
Detail 2
“shine” (bamboo, handmade paper, Swarovski crystals) 2021

“the listeners” (bamboo, textiles, hearing aid batteries, metallic cord, metal hooks, acrylic on canvas)

Another world is not only possible, she’s on her way. Maybe many of us won’t be here to greet her, but on a quiet day, if I listen carefully, I can hear her breathing.

Arundhati Roy

A Community Process