My latest work begins with writing: a phrase that might begin a letter I will
never write. Using graphite powder on a piece of heavily gessoed paper, I draw
into the feeling of the words - wiping and dragging - creating values from deep
black fogs to ephemeral grey fronds. After I’ve established the forms and
space, I slowly add color with inks, whites with gesso, and shadows with

I think of these compositions as places: faintly remembered bogs deep in the
woods, tangles of underbrush, overgrown fields intertwined with flowers. I
create narratives with symbols of beauty, hope, and femininity. The tangled
patterns of weeds suggest memories. Floral motifs allude to promises, blooming
and fading, in a state of simultaneous growth and decay.





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