The aboriginal people of Australia are reputed to believe that a story seeks out or hunts its teller. I view my work in this respect. I am hunted by particular stories that choose to be told in the particular way that I can tell them. My work communicates the fading voices of spirits and animals to a human world that has forgotten them. Listening for these voices is a matter more of the heart than of the ears. Time spent in Nature and my many vivid dreams amplify their “sound.” Each piece tells a small story that has seeped through the cracks in ordinary reality, a story hoping to be heard by the heart of another and passed along. I wish my work to be an encouragement to others to listen for such voices, whispering faintly from beyond the facade of our daily lives.
The majority of my work is created with or on reclaimed materials, including “freecycled” boards, scrap metals, and other found objects. The bone and crow-feather necklace in the portrait photo of me above is also my work.