I have always been drawn to stone. Graduate studies in archeology took me to Oaxaca, Mexico, where exquisite Zapotec sculpture inspired me to carve stone.
I am most moved by abstract form, particularly in the works of Brancusi, Noguchi, and Moroles, who make strong artistic statements with the greatest simplicity of form. That is my goal. My work refers to organic form, exploring the tension between the concave and convex shapes. I am always amazed at the dramatic transition in form from quarried stone to finished piece, the most mystical transition being the surprise of color revealed only with the final polishing.
My painting mirrors my approach to three dimensional design. The landscapes are sculptural constructions, employing value and color to create a mystique of the land. I am especially inspired by the locations of ancient living sites, kivas and stone circles and enjoy capturing these ancient locales in oil.
M.A. Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1970
Fine Arts courses: University of Michigan, Mt. Holyoke College
Activity in the Arts
New Mexico Sculptors Guild at The Sculpture Ranch, 2007
Border Artists and Friends, Las Cruces, 2006
Painted Horse Café, 2006
Rio Rancho Art Association Exhibit, 2005
Art in Bloom Exhibitor, Lincoln Mass Artists, 2003
Lincoln Artists Biannual Exhibit, 2001/2002
Arts Council, Lincoln, Mass., 1993-5
Sweetbriar College Invitational, 1982
Present Gallery Representation
Indigo Gallery, Madrid, New Mexico
INDIGO GALLERY - 2860 D. State Hwy. 14 - Madrid, New Mexico - 505-438-6202
Mailing Address: 2854 D. State Hwy. - Madrid, New Mexico 87010