Artist Statement

The work begins with a word. Perhaps a phrase offered from a loved one. Or something I have heard in a movie, or read in a book. The text becomes visualized via stencils and stamps on cardboard, cloth, canvas, rock, shell, wood. Paintmarkers and  paint turn the word into art. Language transformed by sifting, selecting, stenciling from the word in my ear, to a feeling in my heart, through my hands to the viewer.