transformative art facilitator using art as a tool for healing, empowerment, and moving through change
About Me And My Work
As a mixed media artist and papermaker, I collect and assemble a medley of disparate elements – paper pulp, paint, fiber, words, beads, metal, wood and found object – in an attempt to create wholeness. While moving the varied elements around on the board or on the form, intuitively seeking the perfect composition, texture, or color, I am symbolically infusing wholeness into my own body, mind & soul. This spiritual journey is what inspires me to create art.
As a transformative art facilitator and creative life coach, I support others who are on the journey of creating a life they love, using creative and energetic techniques.
Artistic Experiences I Have Had On My Travels
Met an artist/sculptor and master carver from Antigua (Afreekan Southwell) and having the opportunity to sit with him while he worked and also to sit with one of his new apprentices; met local artists in the Virgin Islands while presenting a talk on the healing power of mask-making; visiting the Louvre in Paris; visited the fabulous home and studio of Toller Cranston in San Miguel de Allene, Mexico, and spent an hour talking with him about creative living and staying true to your inner creative call.
Places I Would Like To Visit
Panama; Morocco; Zimbabwe; Cuba; Victoria, B.C.; Ghana; Tuscany/Italy; Costa Rica; Japan; Bahia, Brazil; Greece; Bali; New Guinea/eastern Australia; more islands of the Caribbean
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
shona sculpture (Zimbabwe); aboriginal art of the people of Papau New Guinea
My Artistic Affiliations
Women's Caucus for Art; Guild of Papermakers; The Bead Artist Collective