19.75" x 16" x 3," mixed media with collage and charcoal pencil on deep wood panel
How do we fix things or people that are broken? Can we be broken and whole at the same time? Sometimes I think the greatest beauty is when we can see the patched places, but see beyond them where they reveal their own special beauty.
17.5" x 19.5" x 3", mixed media with collage on deep wood panel
Do some people have an old soul? Have they always been wise and responsible, understanding the consequences of their actions? When my children were teenagers and seemed to take very little seriously, I was afraid they would be a bit like Peter Pan, fluttering around through life. Now, I ask myself, is there a middle ground? Can we be responsible adults, but still experience the laughter and joy of childhood at the same time?
17" x 23" x 3", mixed media with collage and charcoal pencil on deep wood panel
There is always a pull between opposites, especially work and home. When do we put down the phone, the computer? When do we stop taking phone calls and pay attention to the person beside us? When do we feather our nest?We spend so much time working or agonizing over work that we carry with us. But what about our home life? How do we find the balance?
17" x 16" x 3", mixed media with collage on deep wood panel
What is truth? What is reality? What secrets do we hide not only from others, but from ourselves?
16" x 20" x 3", mixed media with collage and charcoal pencil on deep wood panel
Whatever our beliefs we often vascillate between strong convictions and doubt. Each makes us stronger.
36" x 24", mixed media with collage elements on deep wood panel
Too often we react from fear, not love or kindness.
15" x 14.5", mixed media with collage on deep wood panel
Are moments in our life exactly as we remember, or perhaps someplace in between? Is memory mostly fantasy or fact? But don't our memories make us who we are?
10" x 10" x 2", mixed media on deep wood panel
When our world seems out of control where do we go? Who or what do we cling to?Sometimes the world comes at us too fast, and we just have to hold on.
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12" x 12" x 2", mixed media with collage on deep wood panel
Gardens like paintings are hard work and always a work in progress. And like paintings, it is always difficult to know when to stop.
30" x 30" x 3", mixed media with collage elements on deep wood panel
Visual art, like life, sometimes requires faith and hard work rather than a detailed plan.
18" x 18" x 3", mixed media with collage element on deep wood panel
Memory is complicated. We think we remember every detail of an event, only to find that someone else remembers it entirely differently. As time passes memory fades—and sometimes changes, revealing what we wish had occurred.
Inspired by conversations with my mother who suffers from dementia.
12" x 12" x 3.75", mixed media on deep wood panel/SOLD
Novelist Julian Barnes’ view of memory is that “it is identity. When you forget your life, you cease to be, even before death.” But research now indicates we are constantly altering our memories each time we share them. What does this say about our life?