building attachments, 2012

building attachments, 2012

My art and my daily life are fully intertwined.  Life without a creative practice feels empty, and a creative practice without a purpose feels lost.  A successful day is one that is rich with artful moments.  Where all tasks feel relevant.

STATEMENT about the ART:   Adaptation is constant.   I learn the lessons of adaptation from nature.   I notice the way nature responds to humankind's irreverence.  I'm heartened by the natural world's ability to accommodate our laziness, our discards, our disregard. 

In my art, I look to express the beauty in that adaptation, in that grouping together, in the quiet, gentle adjustments.  I try to create something that might occur in nature, that has a sense of order and building on itself over time.  I work to express that sense of spaciousness that exists when there is assurance that renewal will occur.  When the richness that resides in possibility, hiding in the nooks and crannies, is revealed.

I'm attracted to tender, quiet details, to stark contrast, to raw sounds and odd shapes.  I choose materials that are delicate or bold.  I'm interested in the places where life's refuse is intertwined with and even organized amid the steady, reliable presence of nature.