Exhibiting Member Since 2003
My work has evolved over 14 years and gone through stages. The most enlightening part of this process has been learning to keep the doors open in my imagination to allow new ideas to influence me and find expression. For years my work was very delicate with more traditional inspiration. My latest body of work has become more austere in its overall presence and less leggy and fragile, but still with clean lines--instead of seeking fragility in the form, I am superimposing elegant small embellishments on to a rectilinear outline, and experimenting with the interplay between visual weight versus soulful details. Color and tone have become more important as I work with exotic woods, veneers, and other materials to distill my designs to their essence. My background as a painter and visual artist is also beginning to inform these new pieces.