When I began working in wire two years ago, I was immediately hooked. Sculpture is nothing new for me, but the unique qualities of wire impress me. Not only does one get to enjoy the 3-D piece, but its shadow is almost more amazing. My loose knit pieces allow the lines of the work to dance. I graduated from California State University Sacramento in 1994 with my degree in Art. My journey since then has involved travel, marriage, being a sculptor's apprentice, wax room worker at a bronze foundry, art gallery assistant manager and best of all, becoming a mom. With two small children, I found working in other mediums like clay, paint and plaster difficult. So began my love of wire; flexible, forgiving, able to pick up and put down as necessary, portable, non-toxic and beautiful.
My inspiration comes from nature (I know this sounds cliché but it's true!). I believe when you can really enjoy the present moment and stop and truly look, listen and connect with our surroundings, you cannot help but be in awe. I love to swim in the ocean and I would live under water if I could. Much of my work has an aquatic quality to it. When I am creating, I feel most connected to myself and this world. My children inspire me to be silly and joyously live in the moment; this helps me create works sparked by nature and assembled with the imagination of an open heart.