Artist Biography: What has molded me as an artist in this life, are the significant and mystical encounters with influential people and places in my journey thus far. I was raised in the nourishing lush nature of the Pacific Northwest, which is infused with native Indian totemic culture. I was fortunate to study Art in Portland, Oregon with my mentor, the world-renowned bronze caster- James Lee Hansen. With whom I share a deep inner vision of abstract form. Mel Katz, a well established artist and instructor was also influential for me as well as my sculptor instructor Manuel Izquierdo at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Diverging from the common path in my early twenties after a successful gallery show, I ventured to India and devoted my life to spiritual practice, living in ashrams around the world for two decades, studying with various yoga Masters. I eventually entered into family life and raised children, as the art career languished with periods of productivity. Now, in middle age, a re-dedication to the artist life has resulted in a prolific out pouring of drawing, sculpture and painting. In a constant exploration of materials as my enriched inner world is brought to life through the act of creation.
Artist Statement: The supernatural content of my artwork springs forth from the pool of archetypal imagery of humanities collective psyche. Acting as a conduit of an ancient/future symbolism, I aspire to visually expose the emerging transfiguration, which is occurring within our spiritually evolving species. As an 'Interdimensional' artist, accessing and crystalizing a higher dimensional (frequency) art form, it is my prerogative to engender within the artwork a dynamism that exudes harmony, beauty, love and whimsy. Through an organic and geometric fusion a glyph like relic appears. Pregnant with the future and descended from the ancient past, these timeless and universal characters bring to the light of day their healing and transformative message, conveyed through a 'Mythic Language of Form'.