About Me

Corvallis, OR, United States
I don't have much to say about myself except that I have been making art for decades. I've exhibited in lots of places and taught for many years since I have a bunch of degrees. BA-Anthropology MA- Humanities MA Ed- Education PhD-Fine Art/Painting. I am the mother of 4 and grandmother of 3. I live in Corvallis, Oregon.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mind Boxes and Painting Series


Mind Box 1. Found and constructed objects in a box.  The mind box is a visual stream of consciousness tool for a series of  3 paintings inspired by a visit to the Solheimajokull Glacier in Iceland. There are rocks, seeds, human migration paths,  mini prints of paintings I've done and photos I've taken, images of and by my deceased son, a quote by Krishnamurti, images of Snowflake Bentley's photos of snowflakes, a mini skeleton, DNA strand, linoleum block print of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and other items. Although some of the items seem to have nothing to do with glaciers, they connect in my own mind. Click  'read more' to see the rest of the continuing series.


Ice Cave Dream Triptych. Oil on Canvas 16" x 32"






Glacier I. Oil on Canvas 36" x 48"



Glacier II. Oil on Canvas 48" x 36"



Mind Box II. Found and constructed objects in a box. This Mind Box is about Trees. Wood, paper, metal, lino print, fractal design,  image of a painting by one of my sons, Japanese toy figures, Dr. Seuss quote, nest, feathers, and other items in a 24" x 24" x 3" box. Three Paintings to follow. 




 Oak Branch Triptych. India ink on paper 24"x 54"


Red Tree. Acrylic on board 20" x 20".


Winter Morning. Acrylic on canvas 14" x 14".


Bear. Oil on Canvas 36" x 36".