Do you remember when someone said something to you that you have never forgotten? The passing adage a stranger said that you always remember, or that day you couldn't stop laughing with a close friend?
The creatures in my work explore these interactions, the universe, and what their purpose is. Just like all humans, they want to be loved and safe; no matter their background.
They are curious and explore relationships we have with friends, strangers, ourselves, and the world. Sometimes they are lost, sometimes they are anxious, sometimes angry at terminal illness, but in the end, they present a sense of curiosity and hope. I want the viewer to have a connection with these creatures; to identify with feelings of discomfort, times they were awkward, vulnerable or learning, but then remember the positive outcome afterward (or what they learned from it).
A very dear friend died suddenly. My husband's mom died rapidly after being diagnosed with cancer. People pass quickly, and we have probably less time than we all realize.
I've taken on creating artful books to remember people. The focus is on celebrating them now and after they have passed; create a book to share with your friends, grandchildren, whomever.
Obituaries can be sad and feel like an achievement list- these artful books are to craft the story of you; the story you want to share with others.
Tri-Art for Giving; Illustration and drawing accepted. Work shown in Allied Arts Gallery and Mid-Columbia Library. Tri-Cities WA.
Solo Exhibition; Series of illustrative paintings. Richland Public Library. Richland WA.
Group exhibitions. 509 Cyber Art group. Various locations. Richland WA.
Washington State University Chancellor’s Juried Exhibition. Drawing, painting, and ceramic sculpture accepted. Richland WA.
Washington State University Women's Art Exhibition. Teapot and cup accepted. Richland, WA.
Contributing co-author and researcher on following scientific publications:
Radiation stability test on multiphase glass ceramic and crystalline ceramic waste forms — Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. February 2014.
The effect of concentration on the structure and crystallinity of a cementitious waste form for caustic wastes — Journal of Nuclear Materials. June 2013.
Multi-Phase Glass-Ceramics as a Waste Form for Combined Fission Products: Alkalis, Alkaline Earths, Lanthanides, and Transition Metals — Journal of the American Ceramic Society. February 2012.
Bachelor of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition. Ceramic sculpture. NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Alfred NY.