This body of work reflects the awareness and power of strength in numbers. People have gathered together to express concern for issues that conflict with our communities’ beliefs and rights. There is a sharp sense of wanting to belong and to be proud of who we are, but also the need to embrace our differences and provide a safe environment in which we all can live. As reflections of these concerns, expressive figures, text, and symbolic houses have become integral parts of my work. Words weave in and out of my images, sometimes hardly recognizable, other times up front to be read loud and clear. My figures have stepped off the paper and onto the wall, speaking out, not specifically identified, but representing us all. My figures stand united and strong, embodying the depth of concern that is being felt around the world. The house structures might interact with figures or replace them. This shape can symbolize a safe place or an expression of one’s personal identity. These structures also represent people uniting together to become a strong community, a force that seems unbreakable. Yet, this community that appears so strong, can be broken and suffer turmoil within. The frenetic marks that emerge are conversations, are unrest, and are a passionate expression of a desire or belief. The audience will determine the meaning, which becomes individual and personal.

The Unusuals
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 48″
Diptyph

Sparse
Embossment and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Scattered
Embossment and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Winter Days 1
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Winter Days 2

Winter Days 2
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Winter Days 3

Winter Days 3
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Winter Days 4

Winter Days 4
Monotype
30″ X 22″

The New Norm

The New Norm
Embossment and Paint
30″ X 44″
Diptych

Romping Around
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 72″
Triptych

A Routine Day
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Chaos

Chaos
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Hot and Bothered

Hot and Bothered
Monotype and Embellishments
30′ X 22″

The Selected

The Selected
Monotype and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

The Shining

The Shining   SOLD
Monotype and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Back Off

Back Off
Monotype and Embellisments
30″ X 22″

Invisible Decisions

Invisable Decisions
Paper Pulp Image
Diptych
38″ X 48″

Midnight Meeting

Midnight Meeting
Monotype
30″ X 22″

The Secrets are Real

The Secrets are Real
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 48″
Diptych

The Strong and the Stable

The Strong and the Stable
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 24″

Overcast
Monotype
38″ X 24″

What the F---!

What the F—!
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 24″

Transparency

Transparency
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 24″

Within
Monotype
30″ X 22″

There is Light

There is Light  SOLD
Monotype and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Hope 1

Hope 1  SOLD
Monotype, Embossment and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Hope 2

Hope 2
Monotype and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Hope 3

Hope 3   SOLD
Monotype and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Within

Exterior Movement
Monotype
38″ X 24″

Not Quite Right
Paper Pulp Image
46″ X 32″

Inside and Out
Paper Pulp Image
46′ X 32″

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Who Are They

Who Are They
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 24″

A Gray Cast Over the Matter
Paper Pulp Image
46″ X 32″

A Secret Admirerer

Secrets
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 24″

And It Goes On

And It Goes On
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 24″

Can't Sleep

Can’t Sleep
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 22″

Who Are They
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Finally
Paper Pulp Image
46″ X 32″

Still Here
Paper Pulp Image
46″ X 32″

In an Orderly Fashion
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Twilight
Monotype
30″ X 22″

We
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Emperor’s Gold
Paper Pulp Image
46″ X 32″

Puzzling
Monotype
30″ X 22″

The Rhythm of a Streets

The Rhythm of the Streets
Paper Pulp Image
Triptych
38″ X 72″

The Followers

The Followers
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 24″

Problematic
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Summer Heat

Summer Heat
Paper Pulp Image
38″ X 24″

The Obvious and the Subtle  SOLD
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Involved
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Twisted and Tied
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Dancin’ In the Street
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

I Am
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Dusk
Monotype
30″ X 22″

Blocked
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Opposing Forces  SOLD
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Only a Few  SOLD
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Together
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

title

Isolated
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Behind Your Back
Paper Pulp Image
31″ X 23″

Behind the Scenes

A Sense of Calm
Embossment and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Interference Series #2  SOLD
Monotype, Embossment, and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Interference Series #5

Interference Series #4  SOLD
Embossment and Embellishments
30″ X 22″

Interference Series #5

Interference Series #5   SOLD
30″ X 22″
Monotype, Embossment, and Embellishments

Interference Series #6

Interference Series #7  SOLD
30″ X 22″
Monotype, Embossment, and Embellishments

Interference Series #8

Interference Series #8  SOLD
30″ X 22″
Monotype, Embossment, and Embellishments

 

Noisy Interference
Paper Pulp Image
Mixed Media
18″ X 49″

Overseen  SOLD
Paper Pulp Image
Mixed Media
18″ X 49″

So Much
Paper Pulp
45″ X 22″

At 1100 Florence in Evanston. September 7 -17, 2018

Installation at the 1100 Florence Gallery in Evanston, September 2018.

Handmade wire and Abaca paper “houses”.

A wall of paper pulp paintings at 1100 Florence, Evanston.

Library Exhibit 2020

Library Exhibit 2020