Welcome to my site where you can view my recent sculpture, painting,
and installation! The work is both public and personal. Art should
be meaningful and, like a good novel, reflect the struggle of life.
For subject matter I look to my childhood, rich with memories growing
up in a large family. I am also influenced by contemporary culture,
growing up in the sixties, and becoming a mother in the eighties.
There is a lot about nurturing in my artwork. In the nineties I had
a residency at Norcal Company Waste Facility when I decided that
nurturing the environment was urgently needed.
My large, public art is most often site specific, sensitive to
location and surrounding community. I make public art in cast bronze,
cast stone, fiberglass, welded steel, video, and robotic parts.
I always make smaller, more intimate sculpture and paintings. The
small artwork inspires the larger work and helps process ideas
before they become large and public. I'm inspired and grateful
to writers, like Julia Kristeva, who are able to express in words
some of the complexity and importance of the maternal and care
taking. As for my style, it is original and my own, but I am influenced
by art history including Classical Art, Realism, Modernism, Expressionism,
Surrealism, and what I call Fantasy Art. Three years ago I created
an educational website, www.fantasyarts.net, (please visit!) on
the subject of Fantasy Art interpreted broadly, using Webster's
dictionary definition, "Art stemming from the imagination."
Contemporary artists and artists from art history of influence
include Miss Van (a street artist), Louise Bourgeois, Lucian Freud,
Robert Bechtle, Francesco Clemente, Rolando Castellon, Henry Moore,
Elmer Bischoff, Magdalena Abakanowicz, David Smith, Frida Kahlo,
Max Ernst, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Calder, Matisse, Paul
Gauguin, Degas, William Blake, Rembrandt, Goya, Donatello, Botticelli,
Michelango, Caravagio, and Bernini. More about these artists press
I read John Berger, Helene Cixous, Catherine Clement, Julia Kristeva
and the critics Robert Hughs, Dave Hickey, and Donald Kuspit, and
Gisela Ecker. More about these writers press here.