Artist Statement

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 My work is deeply rooted in the visual metaphor of circular transformative patterns. A tree from a sapling, a bird from an egg to flight, the cycle of the moon, the cycle of grief.  As a mirror into my life, my mixed media assemlages follow the journey of my sense of self through a body as it changes from girl, to mother, to breast cancer survivor and back again, through play, love, and healing.  I am inspired by the parallel metaphor of veins and vines, scar tissue as a trophy of viability, flesh to bones, and of wings being vessels of both joy and escape.