Artist Statement

I was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1954. I studied art at the University of Washington, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. I continued my studies at the University of Minnesota in the 1980s, where I learned intaglio and lithography, and have been a working member of Highpoint Center for Printmaking since 2003.

I have worked in a number of mediums but for many years have directed much of my creative energy through lithography. I love the way the texture of the stone preserves the liveliness and spontaneity of the drawing, as well as the numerous possibilities this medium offers to further transform and manipulate the drawn image. And being a printed form, it makes my art and what I’m trying to communicate more available to others.

One of the tasks of the artist, I feel, is to remind us where our strength and power lies- in beauty, community and a sense of place. Nature has always been a theme and source of inspiration in my work, in particular the spiritual qualities that I find there. My hope is that my art will evoke the same feelings that arise in me when I contemplate the mystery of being alive in a living world:humility, gratitude and a sense of wonder before what I believe is truly sacred.

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