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Much of my work…

is informed by myth, folklore, and dreams- I get ideas from folk and ethnic art, from folk tales, from animals, from people around the world.  I like to paint in gouache, an opaque watercolor medium, and recently have been adding an encaustic finish to some paintings. I like the flat bright colors found in folk and tribal art, as well as the attention to detail. My small sculptures are a mix of styles and techniques inspired by different cultures, literature, and nature.  Many of my pieces are done using traditional fiber techniques from many countries, and using cast-off or recycled materials is important to me. While living in China and staying in Hungary and Vietnam, I had opportunities to study the local traditional crafts, and I find them an interesting source for ideas.

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