The week that Covid-19 came upon us, our lives changed. People got sick, people began to die, and the world stopped, literally stopped. We began to stay home, teach remotely, wear masks, and started social distancing. The impact of all of this has been enormous. It has been strange, foreign, alarming and uncomfortable, but at the same time calming and reflective. This last statement doesn’t make sense. In the chaos, I have found peace and time to reflect.

I immediately started making art. At first, I made art because of the stress. Everything had changed instantly and making art was a form of comfort. I was instantly drawn to weaving paper together and decided to start repurposing some prints and paper pulp paintings that were not up to par. The weaving process was therapeutic and printing on the surface was exciting. I have been embossing, printing, weaving, painting, and drawing. All of these processes have created unique surfaces that express thoughts and emotions that I have been experiencing that relate to the “new normal” within our immediate community and the greater world. The houses represent all the people, the communities, the states, and the nations that are living through this pandemic. The mark making are the conversations, the emotions, and the words that are not meant to be heard. The colors can be conflicting and dramatic. They can also be peaceful for those moments that we forget and are able to breath cautiously. This body of work is being spontaneously created to reflect a personal, yet worldly reaction to the Covid-19 Pandemic!

Still Hopeful

STILL HOPEFUL
Woven Paper Pulp Painting,
Monoprinting,
Collage and Gold Leaf
30″ X 22″

EMERGENCY!

EMERGENCY!
Handmade Paper Pulp Painting, Printmaking, Oil Pastels
18″X36″
Triptych

 

STILL HOPEFUL

STILL HOPEFUL
DETAIL

THE INVISABLES

THE INVISABLES
Embossment and Paint
30″ X 22″

THE NEW NORM

THE NEW NORM
Embossed Paper and Paint
30″ X 44″
Diptych

Social Distancing

SOCIAL DISTANCING
Woven Paper Pulp Paintings, Monoprinting,
Collage, and Gold Leaf
30″ X 22″

SOCIAL DISTANCING

SOCIAL DISTANCING
Detailed

FLAWED

FLAWED
Handmade Paper, Monoprinting, Pastels
38″ X 72″

FLAWED

FLAWED
Detail

Stay Safe Stay Home

STAY SAFE STAY HOME
Woven Embossed Paper
Print
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

STAY SAFE STAY HOME

STAY SAFE STAY HOME
Detail

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

ON A LIGHTER NOTE
Embossment
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

ON A LIGHTER NOTE
Detail

UNDERGROUND CONNECTION

CONNECTED
Embossed
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

CONNECTED

CONNECTED
Detail

The Importance of Staying Connected

THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING CONNECTED
Woven Handmade Paper Pulp Paintings, Printmaking, Paint
30″ X 22″

THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING CONNECTED

THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING CONNECTED
Detail

SILENCE

SILENCE
Monotype
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

A COMPLEX CONNECTION

A COMPLEX CONNECTION
Monotype
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

PUZZLED

PUZZLED
Monotype
Hand Painted
30″X22″

Finding Peace

FINDING PEACE 1
Monotype
Gold Leaf
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

Finding Peace 2

FINDING PEACE 2
Monotype
Gold Leaf
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

Finding Peace 3

FINDING PEACE 3
Monotype
Gold Leaf
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

Finding Peace 1,2,&3

FINDING PEACE 1,2,&3
Not Necessarily a Triptych
Monoptype
30″ X22″ per print

Social Distancing