Artist Statement

I’m interested in layering, in terms of concept, imagery and materials.  The drawings themselves reflect elements of nature:  seeds, trees, vines, cells, my body, insects, organs, cocoons, and whorls representing energy itself.   I’ve sliced the pages out of two original sketchbooks and coated them with purified beeswax to seal, protect, bind, naturalize and beautify them.  The work in this series has engaged me for over six years.  The pieces are small meditations in themselves, referring to my own and human history as a part of a wider natural universe.